Professor Arnold Ehret's
Scientific Method of Eating
Your Way to Health
With "Contemporary Insights to Ehret
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"Mucusless Diet Healing System" — can be truly consid-
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scientific Health lesson Course, rich in essential health
knowledge, and certainly is not to be read as a story-
book! Students have paid as much as $100.00 for these
same lessons — when taught in person by Prof. Arnold
Ehret, the originator of the Mucusless Diet Healing sys-
tem. Ehret taught that it is incumbent upon us to increase
our belief in natural living — beauty, goodness, truth and
faith in our fellow man — so that we may be aware of our
divine origin. Through a denial of this relationship we
tend to induce the growth of illness and disease.
Anything worth-while — such as vibrant vitality with abun-
dant good health, to be acquired requires FAITH and
DETERMINATION— plus WILL-POWER! And since
work is the medicine of the soul, indulge in the pleasure
of doing the necessary for the maintenance of HEALTH!
Broaden your health knowledge! It is your very life with-
out which you would amount to little. Follow in all sin-
cerity the health teachings of Prof. Arnold Ehret, this
long to be remembered Disciple of Health, which Will be
found in this book!
Fred S. Hirsch, Publisher
A SCIENTIFIC METHOD OF
EATING YOUR WAY TO HEALTH
E H R E T ' S
prof. Arnold Ehret
A Complete Course for Those Who Desire
to Learn How to Control Their Health
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CONTEMPORARY INSIGHTS TO PROFESSOR EHRET
By David Fastiggi
The End of Disease
What is the fundamental cause of disease? Why in this time of
heightened scientific medical advancement is degenerative disease so
prevalent? Have we accepted a state of existence as normal, when in
fact so much more is with in reach. Are we living a compromised
life? These are serious questions we need to ask, in order to embark
upon the road which truly leads to understanding of the central
cause of disease and it's prevention.
At the present time cardiovascular disease claims more lives than
all other causes of death combined. Over Twenty five million are
affected with Arthritis. Diabetes claims over five million and ranks
third as a cause of blindness in this country. Cancer has become so
very wide spread despite the so called war on cancer. The field of
scientific medical thought is struggling to resolve these problems.
In the past ten years medical community has understood the
basics of diet in relationship to disease and prevention. Effort is be-
ing made but, the laxed focus and the weak educational effort is an
issue of contention. Why? Because Professor Arnold Ehret as well as
others have been at least suggesting the role of diet and disease for
seventy years. Why does it take so long for a response when millions
are suffering. Have you been watching the advertisements for milk
and beef lately. Industry is panicking in the face of the growing
awareness of the value of a vegetarian diet. So why the contention?
Why are so many thousands leaving the country to seek alternative
medical treatment for cancer?
In the course of forty years you consume about 42,000 meals. Is
it not responsible that they may have some effect on the human
organism? Diet is the basis of blood formation and the quality of
blood is the river of life for your cells. The body is not inert to a
response. The failing health of a person has a link to somewhere.
Professor Arnold Ehret seventy years ago taught through his com-
mon sense reasoning the importance of diet in the cause of disease,
it's prevention and treatment. Additionally he offered a glimpse
into the possible true state of health, a standard far higher than
believed today in traditional health medical science.
What is it that is guiding man? Progress in technology, to more
comfortable life? But without the guidelines of natural law what are
the trade offs? Air pollution, water pollution, dumping of toxic
waste, and what do we do with radioactive waste? Where does con-
science enter into this process. Professor Ehret is a man of concern
for the morality and sacredness of life. His effort on Earth was to
educate people in the relationship between natural law, health and a
respect of all life.
Professors Ehrets proclamation of the internal uncleanliness of the
human organism is caused in part by devitalized, demineralized,
refined, chemically filled fake foods of modern civilization.
Autopsies clearly show through arterial plaque and intestinal re-
tained waste, that the body is in a state of uncleanliness. The foul
odor of the bowels and bad breath are indicators of this impurity.
The field of science is essential. Biochemistry, physiology, nutri-
tion, etc. enables us to understand details of molecular function,
and the chemistry behind the function of systems and organs.
Pathways eg; Krebs Cycle, bring us to the inner world of cellular
chemistry. This is only half the story however.
Natural law is essential to understand if we are to build a world
without disease. The understanding of natural law is the spiritual,
moral, and purposeful force & meaning behind something. Without
this, science is like sailing without a compass. We have come to
realize that in some way or another all things are connected togeth-
er. As we cut down rainforests and pollute the air, we understand
that it's our own survival at stake. The Earth is our source of bio-
logical life. Arnold Ehret realized this and clearly taught the direct
relationship between the foods of the earth (the right kinds) and
health. His personal validation of his teachings as well as countless
others is an outstanding feature of this man. So many teachers do
not practice their own words. It is true that word & deed create a
man of substance. Truthfulwords and truthful deeds created a bright
memorable person, Arnold Ehret.
While science is advancing we learn evermore clearly the wfsdom
of nature. Today, science being far more developed than seventy
years ago, is no reason to stumble over some of the less clear expla-
nations, concepts or science of Prof. Ehret's era. The essence is this;
we must eat right, we must purify our lives and know the
Principles that govern nature, of which mankind is included.
The writings of Arnold Ehret will move your soul. They will
cause you to think and wonder about life in a new way. The laws
of nature are unchanging, and thus the insights of this great man
are timeless, and so very much needed for a troubled world.
Correspondence to David Fastiggi should be addressed to the Publisher.
Fronf/sp/ece-PROF. ARNOLD EHRET
Alphabetical Index 6
Publishers' Note 7
Introduction by F.S. Hirsch 9
Biographical Sketch of Prof. Arnold Ehret 13
Lesson I. General Introductory Principles 23
Lesson II. Latent, Acute and Chronic Diseases —
No longer a mystery 28
Lesson III. Why the Diagnosis 31
Lesson IV. Diagnosis — Parfll 36
Lesson IVa. The Magic Mirror 42
Lesson V. The Formula of Life 53
Lesson VI. The New Physiology 61
Lesson VII. The New Physiology — Part II 66
Lesson VIII. The New Physiology — Part III 71
Lesson IX. The New Physiology — Part IV 76
Lesson X. Critique of All Other Healing Systems, and
Unbiased, Unprejudiced Reviews 81
Lesson XI. Confusion in Dietetics 86
Lesson XII. Confusion in Dietetics — Part II 91
Lesson XIII. Confusion in Dietetics — Part III 98
Lesson XIV. Ragnar Berg's Tables 102
Lesson XV. Transition Diet 111
Lesson XVI. Transition Diet — Part II 118
Lesson XVIa. Transition Diet (Vegetarian Recipes) 127
Lesson XVII. Fasting 142
Lesson XVIII. Fasting — Part II 147
Lesson XIX. Fasting — Part III 152
Lesson XX. Fasting — Part IV 157
Lesson XXI. Destructive Diet of Civilization and the
Mucusless Diet, the Natural Food of Man ... 162
Lesson XXII. Sex 170
Lesson XXIII. Sex — Part II 176
Lesson XXIV. The Enforcement of Elimination by Physical
Lesson XXV. A Message to Ehretists 1 91
Baby Feeding 23
Baths, Air & Sun 24
Baths, Internal. Water 24
Berg, Ragnar, Tables of
Food Chemistry 14
Blood Building. 9
Blood Circulation 6
Blood Composition 8
Catani, Or 12"
Christian Science 10
Critique of Other Systems 10
Densmore, Or. 12
Dietetical Treatment 10
Dietetics, Confusion in 11,12.13
Diseases. Bright's 3.4A
Diseases, Ear & Eye 4
Diseases, Latent, Acute &
Diseases, Liver & Kidney 4,5
Diseases, Mental 4
Diseases, Sex 4,22
Diseases, Venereal 22
Divine Healing , 10
Drugless Healing 10
Food Values. .
Foods, Right . . .
Gout & Rheumatism 4
Graham, Dr. 12
Haigh. Dr. 3,12
Lahmann, Dr 3,12
Magic Mirror 4A
Medici Family 23
Mental Treatments 10
Metabolism . . 6,9
Milk Diet 12
Mineral Salts.... 12
Mucus-lean Diet 15
Mucus-less Diet 1,15
New Physiology 6,7,8.9
Nuts i 21
Obstruction "0" 5,13
Physical Treatment 10
Protein Foods 7
Power "P" 5,17
Rheumatism & Gout 4
Schroth Cure 12
Stomach Trouble 4
Transition Diet 15,16
"V" equal "P" minus "0" 5,13,19
Vitality "V" 5
Womb, Falling of . 22
In 1922 Professor Arnold Ehret completed his now world famous
Mucusless Diet Healing System lesson Course, ft was his publishers*
intention, at that time, to avoid the exercising of their editorial
function as far as possible and then only, when the demands of clarity
made it absolutely necessary. Since Professor Khret's accidental
death, various medical discoveries have received considerable
publicity and prominence about which Khret certainly would have
commented. Examples of these discoveries are: the so-called "wonder
drugs/' concentrated or synthetic vitamins, concentrated minerals,
sulfa drugs, antibiotics and the antihistamines.
Another example is the much - heralded, "advances" made in
horticulture through the introduction of chemical fertilizers and
poisonous chemical sprays which have enabled the farmer to double,
and even treble, his farm crop. Gradual recognition of the serious
effects and the injurious results to the human body produced by these
foods is becoming more commonplace. While it is true man continues
to exist and will not be entirely destroyed, we must recognize the
limits of the human ability of endurance. Our goal should be optimum
health and long life free of disease.
In the interest of bringing Professor Ehret's great work up to date,
we are, therefore, presenting it in a new and revised edition.
In mentioning these discoveries, the publishers feel they are
making a logical contribution to the book. However, it should be
emphatically stated that Professor Ehret would not have been "sold"
on any discovery that ignored the basic essential of his philosophy —
that Nature alone is the primary healer! The fact that most so-called
"cures" have retained only temporary popularity and have already
been the target of contradictory claims, and even condemnation by
recognized medical authorities, would tend to substantiate Professor
Professor Ehret studied extensively in Europe in world renowned,
recognized universities and attained a brilliant record in various
fields of science while a student. Although he acquired considerable
proficiency in a number of languages including German, French and
Italian, his English was self-taught after his arrival in the United
States. Despite the language's difficulty he was soon able to express
himself exceptionally well, as evidenced by his many treatises
written in English. Because of a natural desire to preserve the
sincerity and vigor of his presentation his publishers feel reluctant to
edit his work if it could possibly be avoided. In consideration of these
facts the reader and student will, undoubtedly, be greatly impressed
by the simplicity and clarity of the exposition of his subject.
Fred S. Hirsch
By Fred S. Hirsch, D N S.
Professor Arnold Ehret, Originator and Teacher of the Mucusless-
Diet Healing System, was born July 25, 1866. On October 9, 1922,
while still in the very prime of life, enjoying a superior state of health
known to but few men of present day civilization, he met with an
unfortunate accident, suffering a basal fracture of the skull which
caused almost instant death. It was an unusually wet, foggy night,
with visibility practically "nil!" The "oil-soaked," streets and side-
walks become extremely slippery, when wet! The fatal accident
occurred on a "side-walk-drive-in" to a public garage! He evidently
slipped on the "oil-soaked" driveway, and in falling backwards, he
landed on the back of his head with sufficient force to cause a "basal
fracture of the skull!" He was immediately taken to a "branch office"
of the Los Angeles Receiving Hospital and the medical doctor in
charge pronounced him dead upon arrival. An autopsy was requested
and performed by the lx>s Angeles County Coroner's office, and cause
of death was verified by them as having resulted from a "basal
fracture of the skull". If further details are desired write the Los
Angeles County Recorder's Office, Hall of Records, Los Angeles,
He was destined from early manhood to fulfill the humanitarian
mission of physician. Suffering from a sickness pronounced
incurable by eminent physicians of that day, and with a sentence of
death staring him in the face, it only served to awaken the
indomitable spirit that was later proven to be the outstanding
characteristic of this remarkable man, and his resolution to cure
himself resulted so successfully that he was practically forced by
unfortunate fellow sufferers to aid them to regain their health.
One might state that even by inheritance Professor Ehret should
rightfully become a physician, for his father was a veterinarian and
so successful was he in this field of healing that neighbors often
sought his aid for their personal ailments. His grandfather was also a
physician, and fate decreed that Arnold Ehret was to follow in their
footsteps. r -
The vast knowledge of health subjects shown in the following
lessons was gained by him through actual contact with thousands of
sufferers who became healed at his Switzerland sanitarium, most of
them from so-called incurable ailments. His clearness of expression,
the forceful, logical array of acts in his easily recognizable,
convincing manner, is sufficient proof that his mind was not
obstructed by any mechanical disturbances. His work was always his
ideal. No thoughts of any monetary consideration were uppermost in
his mind for his wants were exceptionally few. Here was a Master
actually practicing what he preached, so that his extremely frugal
method of living caused him no financial worry. Fearless in speech
and writing and recognizing in Nature his final Judge, Arnold Ehret
moved among men, distinctly separate from the majority, yet bearing
only good will and love for his fellow man. To know him was to honor
and respect him — to become intimately acquainted was to love him.
The essence of his healing knowledge is contained in his
"Mucusless Diet Healing System," and while condensed to a
considerable degree the work is thorough in every respect. The
hitherto "veil of mystery" is lifted in the characteristically clear and
concise manner of Professor Ehret! Simplicity is the keynote of all of
his teachings, for he continually reminded his students that
"whatever is not simple, easy to understand, cannot be the truth!" All
disease is known to originate from one source, making the name of
specific ailments unnecessary. Recognizing a diseased condition and
knowing the proper method of eliminating the condition is by far
more essential than a knowledge of its scientific, technical name.
In these lessons a revolutionary, entirely new scientific physiology
is given to the world. For example, "our lungs and not the heart, as
erroneously taught, is the pump," is proven by undeniable facts. The
physical, mental and even spiritual phases of a natural life are
plainly and understandingly explained to the student. Our mind and
mental condition influence the body, just as the body influences the
mind and a clean, pure blood stream is therefore absolutely essential
for clean, pure thoughts.
When sick, it is difficult for one to pray the prayer of faith. Self
sympathy leads the sick one to mentally question the fairness of a
divine omnipotence for being singled out among thousands of other
sinners, some of whom are personally known to be much greater
"violators of man-made laws" recognized by the church as sins and
yet permitted to go unpunished by an avenging God. The sins against
Nature are inexcusable and the inevitable law of compensation must
be met by everyone. No pleading of "ignorance" is acceptable to
Nature, a discontinuance of the wrong habits is the only method of
expiation! It is extremely difficult to concentrate when suffering pain,
hence the necessity for re-educating your mind and brain while
enjoying good health, rather than waiting until you become ill. You
must learn how to operate the law of good health constructively so
that you may be prepared to face the unexpected foe, prepared for any
We need health and must have it in order to make the most of life
here and now. The Bible tells us "according to your faith be it unto
you," but unfortunately when it comes to controlling his own health,
man has made very little progress for the past 5000 years." He
studiously learns how to feed the lower animals, but does not know
how to feed himself!
Ehret's philosophy proves most satisfactory to the thinking mind,
for the day of mere theory in science is on the wane. Old worn-out
dogmas and^ beliefs are rapidly giving way to demonstrable facts.
Bias, prejudice and erratic conclusions have always stood in the way
of progress and what the world most needs today is a sound, safe,
sane and simple working knowledge of the laws of life. The results of
the last few years in world affairs clearly established in fact that mere
faith, dogmatic assertions and scientific hypotheses miserably failed
to solve life's problems.
The power to heal is invested in the patient and as long as there is a
single spark of life there is always hope. To hold a fear or doubt that
you cannot be well, healthy, happy and successful is un-natural and
therefore a hindrance to attaining your goal and a suppression of
your desire. It will be noted that Professor Ehret has used every effort
to induce the students to do their own thinking for he well recognizes
the fact that in the final analysis we must do our own curing. Only the
knowledge of how to accomplish this much desired condition of superb
health, can be taught. The main trouble with the average individuals
of present-day civilization is that they refuse to think. They prefer
"mob thinking. 1 ' Because everybody else does it, it must be right!
The real facts prove the opposite to be the case.
The genuine principles of healing are simple and few; in fact, so
simple that the so-called scientific mind is prone to overlook the vital
points of the application of the law. Youth, strength and happiness
need not belong to the young in years alone, for the young in desire
and creative energy, may also have these much-to-be-desired possessions.
Never permit yourself to lose sight of the fact that while there is a
spark of life in your bodies it can be formed into an intense flame.
For strength is born of desire.
Professor Ehret recognizes a number of causes that produce dis-ease
besides "mucus" although this word is used in the title. Non-mucus-
forming foods are dearly defined, and the student can be guided
accordingly. There are instances in which mucus-forming foods may
be permitted in the transition diet; in fact, where they are actually
desired for reasons that are enumerated in the lessons. The same food
that constructs and generates, will, if incorrectly used, destroy and
degenerate, and likewise the very food that will normally sustain life,
might in the sick and degenerate body, if used wrongly or even
untimely, destroy life.
When your life is pulsating with joyous health, then you are
living the super-life, the birthright of every human being; the joy of
living that Professor Arnold Ehret so ardently desired might once
more become the possession of all mankind.
PROF. ARNOLD EHRET
Author of "Rational Fasting" and Originator of the
" Mucusless-Dict Healing System*'
Teacher of Dietetics, Faster and Lecturer
By Prof. B. W. Child
I knew Professor Ehret first as an author, later as a sanitarium
proprietor and lecturer, and now esteem him highly as a friend and
the pioneer of the most complete, natural and scientific system or
cult for the Cure and Prevention of Disease known. I have no
hesitancy in stating that he has evolved and developed what now
seems to be the "last word" in regard to health and longevity.
He was born July 25, 1866, near Freiburg, in Baden, Germany,
and lived to be 56 years of age, and was endowed by his father with
a natural bent or extraordinary desire for delving into the causes and
reasons for occurrences and results.
Ehret's education was obtained at a college where the long walk
added to the other work on the farm, on an ordinary diet, brought
on a severe attack of bronchial catarrh. In spite of this handicap he
graduated with honors. His greatest interest being for physics, chem-
istry, drawing and painting, he took a special academic course and
graduated as professor of drawing for high schools and colleges, at
21 years of age. He taught at a college until drafted for military
service, but was released after nine months* service because of "neuras-
thenic heart trouble," resuming his vocation as a teacher. At 31 years
of age he was quite fleshy and "looked well," as others said, but was
suffering from kidney trouble, Bright's disease, with consumptive
In his own words: "Five times I took vacations to recuperate, but
finally was pronounced "incurable" and resigned. Then for five years
I "suffered much from many physicians" (24 in all) and part of
this suffering was to pay the bills of about #6,000, but with the result
pronounced "incurable." Physically and nearly mentally bankrupt, I
thought of suicide, but accidentally heard of naturopathy and was
treated at a Kneipp sanitarium three different times, getting some
relief and a desire to live, but not cured. Was treated at five or six
other Nature Cure sanitariums and tried all other methods known
in Europe, expending more thousands, with the result that while not
down sick, neither was I healthy. I learned something from the experi-
ences, though; the main symptoms were mucus or pus and albumin in
the urine and pain in the kidneys. The doctors, on the presumption
that a clear urine indicated health, tried to stop these eliminations with
drugs and to replace the albumin by a meat, egg, and milk diet, but it
only increased the disastrous results. I reasoned out from these methods
what seemed like a great light on the subject; that the right diet should
be free from mucus and albumin. My naturopathic treatment drew
out some of the mucus by baths, exercise, etc., but fed it back by
I resolved to face what seemed a tragedy for me (and does now
to most chronically sick persons after. getting no relief from doctors),
and try for myself that which I had learned from past experience: that
wrong eating was the cause and right eating 1 might be the cure. There
was vegetarianism, fruit and nut diet, numerous food "cures" and
a few hints that fasting would help. I went to Berlin to study vege-
tarianism, as there were over twenty vegetarian restaurants there at
that time. My first observation was that vegetarians were not much
more healthy than meat eaters, for many looked sickly and pale. With
the starchy food and milk I grew slowly worse, but started a course
of study at the University of medicine, physiology, and chemistry.
I visited a school of naturopathy, learned something of mental healing,
Christian Science, magnetic healing, etc., etc., all to try to find out
the real and fundamental truths of perfect health. Was more or less
disappointed and went to Nice, in southern France, and tried a radical
fruit diet with the exception of a pint a milk a day, thinking then
that I needed the albumin. I made no special application of the fruit
diet to my condition, as most others did not, and received but little
benefit. Some days I felt well and on others felt very bad, so I soon
went back home, returning to the so-called "good eating," as lived and
suggested by well-meaning friends, relatives and physicians. I had
learned something about fasting, but it was opposed by all friends
and relatives; even my former naturopathic doctor told my sister that
to a person with Bright's disease a few days' fast would prove fatal.
The next winter I went to Algiers, in northern Africa. The mild
climate and the wonderful fruits improved my condition and gave me
more faith in Nature's methods and an understanding of them, and
I gained courage to try short fasts to assist the cleansing properties
of fruit and climate, with such results that one morning of a well
feeling day I chanced to notice in my mirror that my face had taken
on an entirely new look; that of a younger and healthy looking
person. But on the next bad feeling day the old and sickly looking
face returned, yet it did not last long and these alternating changes
in my face impressed me as a "revelation" from Nature that I had
found out her methods in part and was on the right track, and I
resolved to study them more and live them closer in my future life.
An indescribable feeling never known before of better health, more
vital energy, better efficiency, and more endurance and strength came
to me and gave me great joy and happiness just to be alive. This was
not only of the physical, but there was a great change in my mental
ability to perceive, to remember, greater courage and hope, and above
all an insight into the spiritual which became like a sunrise, throwing
light upon all higher and spiritual problems. All my faculties were
improved, far surpassing their best during my healthiest and best
youth. My physicial efficiency and endurance became wonderfully
increased. I took a bicycle trip of about 800 miles, from Algiers to
Tunis, accompanied by a trained bicyclist who lived on ordinary diet.
I was never behind him but often ahead towards night when endurance
became the test. Keep in mind that I was formerly a candidate for
death, so declared by the doctors, but now jubilant that I could
surpass the most efficient, and a constant joy of exhilaration having
escaped the "slaughter house" of mankind, called "Scientific Medical
Arriving home again, I demonstrated my ability and endurance
to perform the hardest farm labor and in tests of strength superior
to those in good training on the ordinary diet, but being surrounded
by friends and relatives who were living in the ordinary way and
coming in contact with professional men who were excited by fear
that my discoveries were of true principles and would eventually
succeed and surpass those they were practicing, I gradually took up
the ordinary diet. Fasting was then very unpopular and living in the
family of my sister who threatened to prevent it should I attempt
one, I could not take up again what I firmly believed and had
proven by actual experience, that fasting (simply eating less) was
Nature's Omnipotent method of cleansing the body from the effects
of wrong and too much eating. I had also found it the "Master Key"
to mental and spiritual unfoldment and evolution. I had not neglected
the study of the scientific reasons why fruit and mucusless foods
were so efficient, and had found that they developed during the process
of digestion what was known as Grape Sugar, and from what was
termed carbohydrates by analysis. My experience, tests, and experi-
ments as well as cures, all showed that grape sugar of fruits was
the essential material of human food, giving the highest efficiency
and endurance, and at the same time was the best eliminator of debris
and the most efficient healing agent known for the human body.
This was in direct contradiction of the nitrogenous-albumin theory
of the doctors and scientists and also of the more modern theory of
"mineral salts/' In 1909 I wrote an article denouncing the Metabolic
theory and in 1912 learned that Dr. Thomas Powell of Los Angeles
had made the same discovery and was making remarkable cures by
using foods containing what he called "organic carbon," which is the
same food ingredients that develop into grape sugar during digestion.
With the embryo of these discoveries in mind and my experiences I
left my friends and relatives, who would have shortened my life by
their well-meaning kindness, and, accompanied by a young man who
was won by my experience to try with me experimental diet and
fasting for his ailments, the principal one being stuttering, went to
southern France. Here, during several months of experiments, I
renewed my experiences in Africa and won a firmer belief than ever
that fruit diet and fasting were Nature's infallible factors for regain-
ing and maintaining a superior health than is enjoyed by most of
The results obtained were often called miraculous, but were only
marvelous because of their rareness. The knowledge I had gained of
the wonderful methods by which Nature carried on the cleansing
from the impurities from wrong food, and then the regenerating,
repairing and strengthening, by the right food, was the marvel, but
not a miracle.
Especially important were the results on this comparatively young
man — ten years younger than I. We made tests with all the general
foods of civilization after cleansing fasts. Our now more sensitive
organs revolted at once against their undesirable elements and especially
against combinations, giving the most convincing evidence that modern
cooking, with its mixtures, with but little knowledge of their qualities,
was the fundamental cause of all diseases. It is impossible to know
what food really is and its effects until the body has been cleansed
by Nature's own method, a fast. I have never known of such experi-
ments ever being made by anyone, and the facts gained have now
been so abundantly proven during many years of the most searching
and difficult practice that they have raised my knowledge above all
doubts or arguments about the dietetic opinions of others.
To test our efficiency at exhaustive labor, we took a trip through
northern Italy, walking for 56 hours continuously without sleep or
rest or food, only drink. This after a seven-day fast and then only
one meal of two pounds of cherries. This was called by the professional
minds that knew of it a most marvelous test, from their viewpoint.
From what came the energy for this efficiency? From nitrogen, al-
bumin, organic salts, fats, vitamins, or from what? After a 16-hour
walk I made a test of knee bendings and arm extendings, 360 times in
a few minutes, and later numerous strength tests with athletic competi-
tors, showing superior results. These after being pronounced incurable
and my father and brother having died of consumption. During our
trip through Italy we were often subjects of interesting comments by
ladies on our ruddy and healthy complexion and inquiries of how we
brought it about, etc. As a completely transformed man, I desired
higher experiences, as they were not only physical, but mental and
spiritual. The same with my young companion. He was wonderfully
improved in many ways, but his stuttering showed no change. I had
the idea that even that was caused by a physical encumbrance of
debris. We proceeded to a secluded place on the island of Capri and
there took longer fasts and daily sunbaths with heat around 120° of
four to six hours. We were so well cleansed that we did not sweat.
On the eighteenth day my young friend became quite hoarse, and
fearing he would lose his voice — not then knowing what caused it —
ended his fast with about three pounds of figs, at my suggestion,
with the result that for nearly an hour he raised a very large quantity
of mucus from his throat and his body cleansed itself in other direc-
tions. His voice soon being restored and his stuttering disappeared and
has never returned. We had accomplished what his rich father had
in vain tried to do by employing almost every known treatment for
him, without the slightest permanent improvement.
Fasting, Nature's Supreme Remedy, has been so crudely practiced,
and is so generally misunderstood, that it is very important that it
be rightly explained. From my long experience in curing myself by
fasting and mucusless diet, and in conducting fasts for many hundreds
in my sanitarium in Switzerland, during a period of over ten years,
I can state with certainty of its wonderful potency and benefits when
rightly conducted. My first experience brought such beneficial results
that I desired to perfect and verify the methods employed, so I
continued my observations and investigations of and into all phases
of life. I made many and very extensive experiments, and then my
fully restored young friend and myself started on a long trip. First,
through southern Italy, walking and living on an almost exclusive
grape diet; then by boat to Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Rumania and
Austria, home. On this trip we learned much of the diet, habits,
mentality and health of the different peoples, and especially in the
Orient, and . with the result that my belief in the superiority of Euro-
pean civilization received a severe shock, and my belief strengthened
that I was on the right track for a knowledge of a much superior
health with a better mental development, and a more active and
In Egypt, we saw a race of people of extraordinary strength and
endurance, living on a scanty vegetarian diet mostly, but with two
supposedly bad habits — cigarette smoking and drinking strong coffee;
yet we saw not a single nervous or toxemic person. To see how few
kinds and how little food they ate, to learn that they are about the
same kinds of foods that their ancestors ate, gives one a reason for
the superior qualities of old Egyptian civilization.
In Palestine we stayed several months, studying local customs,
records and history of past conditions, with the result that my con-
ception of the real meaning of the New Testament gospels was changed
very much. I learned that Christ's life and teachings were in strict
accord with now well known natural laws, which brought him superior
intelligence and superior health, but that when written up from current
hearsay some 150 years after, was colored by oriental forms of expres-
sion and metaphors, and their incomplete knowledge of natural phe-
nomena. What was marvelous was thought miraculous. His "forerun-
ners," his fastings, his diet, and manner of living, and that of his asso-
ciates, all reveal the, natural living which brought him superior health
with no need of any special divine assistance. He verified this by stat-
ing that future generations would "do greater works than he did," as
they would get a better knowledge of natural — God's — "unchangeable"
laws and methods. My "coming book" will state, with convincing proof,
that Christ's parentage, so-called miracles of healing, and apparent
changes of natural law, his resurrection and ascension, into "Heaven,"
were in accord with natural law, but not then, and not wholly now,
understood. The present ignorance of the laws underlying normal
health is now, in this century, the greatest of all the past centuries,
and is evidenced by the deterioration of the so-called civilized people,
health-wise, although advanced far, in many ways. What I have
learned by my researches and experiences, and the possibilities of
restoring humanity to a superior health, with the advance of modern
times, is like opening a "Book of Seven Seals." To show Christ's
life ni the sunlight of really natural and scientific laws, therefore
eternal and really divine, identical with those of our own nature, is
an inspiration and an aspiration which many are now enjoying and
no one should miss.
The other countries visited revealed phases and facts of natural
health principles, and I took up with more confidence and enthusiasm
than ever before the perfection of my own health by fasting experiments
and an improved diet. I instinctively felt and soon proved that certain
natural foods prepared in the right way, had a superior energy pro-
ducing power, and also a superior cleansing power, when rightly used,
and in connection with an intelligent abstinence from any food, for
the prevention as well as curing diseases of all kinds. That when
used in accordance with the individual's encumbrance with disease
debris— not germs — and his age, occupation, climate, season of the
year, etc, that even the then so-called incurable diseases were helped
in a uniform and orderly manner, and a cure certain, if not too much
encumbered by habits and age. The right kinds and less food as a
preparation for short or longer fasts as the condition indicated, gives
the digestive organs a rest or "vacation" from over-work, and then
the resuming of eating by a selection of the right kinds, (this being
very important) brings wonderfully surprising and beneficial results.
I fasted for twenty-four days with such marvelously pleasing results,
not only to my physical condition, but to my mental and my aspira-
tions spiritually, that my enthusiasm increased to tell my friends and
others of my discoveries, experiences and conclusive results. I could
not describe my feelings, but told them they must experience them for
themselves, which some took up at once. I commenced my educational
work by public fasts and lectures, fasting twice in large German cities,
and twice in Switzerland. I was sealed in a room by Notaries of State,
and strictly watched and controlled by physicians, and with no outside
interference or communications. One fast of 21 days, one of 24, one
of 32, one of 49 days in Cologne, all within a period of 14 months.
Between these fasts, and after, my work was lecturing, giving tests of
physical and mental efficiency, proving the value of what I had learned
and experienced, and these forced me to teaching and advising others,
writing articles, and starting a sanitarium in Switzerland, and advising
My first written article was after my forty-nine day fast in Cologne,
and published in a Vegetarian magazine, stating quite a new experience
from fasting, diet and healing of disease; in fact, of life itself and its
enjoyment and prolongation. It had a sensational and revolutionizing
effect. It brought me letters of inquiry from all parts of the world, and
in Europe particularly, health seekers, reformers and medical men
were soon divided into opposers and enthusiastic followers. These
writings brought on a scientific controversy or fight over the new
principles I had brought to light, that in Europe the two opposing
combinations were known as "Ehretists" and "Non-Ehretists."
The truth of the Ehretbts was well described by a promient editor
and reformer as follows: "He (Ehret) did not invent or originate
fasting, or the use of fruit or improved diet, for those are well known
and were used long ago as good factors of Naturopathy, but what he
did do was to originate an entirely new system of combining them as a
systematic Healing method^ on a basis of perfect Nutrition and
"My mucus theory — afterwards a proven fact — as the fundamental
cause of all diseases, was more and more recognized, and consequently
my system of healing, too. It has stood the test and brought what one
writer has expressed as "enormous success," and today has a platform
that: Natural Treatment and Diet is the Most Perfect and Successful
system of healing known. It has automatically named itself "Nutro-
Therapy" and its resulting "cult" "Naturopathy." For over ten years
I wrote articles for health journals, lectured in the large cities of
Europe, discussing the merits of the system and medical men and
professionals, and treating thousands of patients at my "Fruit and
Fasting Sanitarium" and by correspondence, and without changing
the fundamental principles, but strengthening them by a better knowl-
edge of their details and how to apply them for best results. From all
these was evolved what is now becoming well known in this country —
the name, rf Mucusless Diet. 1 ' I came to the United States just before
World War I to visit the Panama Exposition, and to examine the
fruits raised here, and particularly of California, and my enforced re-
maining here by the war has seemed providential in finding those here
who had similar advances, discoveries and experiences, and we are now
advocating and bringing to public knowledge the same principles that
were so successful in Europe, in relieving suffering humanity and pre-
venting disease, and developing an improved race of people that will
not know what diseased conditions are, and bring about a better civil-
In editing Professor Ehret's life-work items, 1 am pleased to add
that the discoveries made here by Dr. Thomas Powell, which I assisted
in developing and adding to, were intuitively surmised by Professor
Ehret (afterwards found to be proved by his results, and later corrobo-
rated by reference to Chemist HensePs scientific analysis of foods)
are that fruits and vegetables have elements which are superior to those
in any other foods, for producing vital energy, both in amount and
quality. These elements or ingredients are known as "organized
carbon" and "grape sugar." Their presence in sufficient quantities
refutes the now current idea that the organic, mineral or tissue salts
are the energy producing elements. They exist only in infinitesimal
amounts in all foods, and part of them are drugs. Neither are the
number of calories ("heat units" by calorimeter tests), reasonable
basis for selecting a proper diet. My over forty years of observation,
experiences and research have proven conclusively to me that fruits
and vegetables have all the tissue salts needed, and that the presence
of actually well known ingredients in sufficient quantity arc the energy
and life supporting ingredients which make them the superior of all
other foods, when the debris (mucus) from the "mucus-rich" foods
is eliminated. Then the full beneficial effect of the "Mucusless Diet"
can be enjoyed.
Prof. Arnold Ehret was undoubtedly one of the greatest healers of
modern times — Philosopher, Teacher and Health lecturer — he came
to this country searching for further knowledge plus a desire to share
his remarkable healing discoveries with those willing to accept.
This overwhelming desire to help his fellow-man — to learn the truth
— together with a willingness to admit he did not know it all, was his
motivating force. He recognized the necessity for united effort and
hoped to avoid unpleasant consequences that result through petty
jealousies. The valuable thoughts, deeds and words of wisdom, was
his heritage he left to us when he passed into the great beyond. The
magnitude and versatility of the healing art that Prof. Ehret chose as
his field of endeavor, welcomed the friendly cooperation of all Natural
Healers and Drugless Practitioners.
More than any other thing, he wanted to give to the world the
benefits of his now-proven health discoveries — this BETTER
HEALTH which he himself had achieved and had already taught
to thousands at his Swiss Sanitarium, public demonstrations, and
through health magazine articles.
It was a constant source of personal gratification, to know that his
health teachings were increasingly gaining acceptance among both
the laity and professional practioners as well — who unhesitatingly
accepted fresh fruits and green leaf vegetables as the proper food for
mankind. Even the personally coined descriptive words such as —
"Mucus"- 'Mucusless"— "Mucuslean"— and "Mucus-plus" have
gradually become well known.
Arnold Ehret leaves an heritage of vast worth to humanity — pos-
sibly the most important message that mankind has received since
thousands of years! Ehret's teaching — vouchsafes to all his followers
— HEALTH — which is more valuable than worldly wealth — joyous
happiness in living — and a complete spiritual awakening! This humble
message of mine, will hopefully bring added fame to a long-to-be-
remembered "Apostle of Health" — Prof. Arnold Ehret.
General Introductory Principles
Every disease, no matter what name it is known by
Medical Science, is
A clogging up of the entire pipe system of the human
body. Any special symptom is therefore merely an extraor-
. dinary local constipation by more accumulated mucus at
this particular place. Special accumulation points are the
tongue, the stomach and particularly the entire digestive
tract. This last is the real and deeper cause of bowel consti-
pation. The average person has as much as ten pounds of
uneliminated feces in the bowels continually, poisoning
the blood stream and the entire system. Think of it!
Every sick person has a more or less mucus-clogged
system, such mucus being derived from undigested and
uneliminated, unnatural food substances, accumulated
from childhood on. Details regarding this fact may be
learned by reading my "Rational Fasting and Regenera^
tion Diet. "*
My "Mucus Theory** and "Mucusless Diet Healing
System** stand unshaken; it has proven the most successful
* "Rational Fasting/' by Arnold Ehret. Published by Ehret Literature"*
Publishing Co., Inc. Ardsley, N.Y. 10502-2613
"Compensation- Action" so-called cure against every kind
of disease. By its systematic application thousands of
declared-incurable patients could be saved.
The Mucusless Diet consists of all kinds of raw and
cooked fruits, starchless vegetables, and cooked or raw,
mostly green-leaf vegetables. The Mucusless Diet Healing
System is a combination of individually advised long or
short fasts, with progressively changing menus of non-
Mucus-Forming Foods. This diet alone can heal every
case of "disease" without fasting, although such a cure
requires longer time. The System itself will be expounded
in later lessons.
However, to learn how to apply the system, to under-
stand how and why it works, it is necessary to free
your mind from Medical errors, partly taken over by
Naturopathy. In other words, I must teach you a new
Physiology, free from Medical errors; a new method of
Diagnosis; a correction of the Fundamental errors of
Metabolism, high Protein foods, Blood circulation, Blood
composition, and last, but not least, you must be taught
What Vitality Really Is
To Medical Science the human body is still a mystery,
especially in diseased condition. Every new disease "dis-
covered" by the doctors is a new mystery for them. There
are no words to properly express how far from the truth
they actually are! Naturopathy uses the word Vitality
continually, yet neither "Medical Scientists" nor Naturo-
paths can tell what Vitality is.
Not only is it necessary to eradicate all of these errors
from your brain, but the truth must be shown you in such
a new and simple light that you can grasp it at once. This
great advantage of simplicity and clarity is one of the
fundamental reasons for my success. Withal, my teach-
ings cover the truth. Incidentally, whatever simple reason
cannot grasp is humbug, however scientific it may sound.
You will learn how wrong and ignorant it is to believe
that any special disease can be healed by eating the right
food, living upon "special menus" or undergoing long
fasts, if such is done without experience and without
system and special advice for each individual case.
"Fasting" has been known for hundreds of years as a
"compensation" against every disease, as Nature's only
and infallible law, and the same applies to the M ucusless
diet; as stated in Genesis (fruits and herbs, i. e., green
leaves). But why has it never come into general use and
resultant universal success? Because it was never used
systematically in accordance with the condition of the
patient. The average man has not the slightest idea what
the necessary eliminative process is; what time it requires;
how and how often his diet must be changed; what it
means to cleanse the body of the terrible quantities of
waste he has accumulated in his body during his life.
Disease is an effort of the body to eliminate waste,
mucus and toxemias, and this system assists Nature in
the most perfect and natural way. Not the disease but
the body is to be healed; it must be cleansed, freed from
waste and foreign matter, from mucus and toxemias accu-
mulated since childhood. You cannot buy health in a
bottle, you cannot heal your body, that is, cleanse your
system in a few days, you must make "compensation" for
the wrong you have done your body all during your life.
My system is not a cure or a remedy, it is a regenera-
tion, a thorough house-cleaning, the acquisition of such
clean and perfect health as you never knew before.
Remember: Your constitutional encumbrances through-
out the entire system are the source of every disease; the
greatest and most harmful source of lowered vitality,
imperfect health, lack of strength and endurance and any
and all imperfect conditions. All have their source in the
colon, never perfectly emptied since your birth. Nobody
on earth today has an ideally clean body and therefore
perfectly clean blood. What Medical Science calls normal
health is in fact a pathological condition.
In Summa: The human mechanism is an elastic pipe
system. The diet of civilization is never entirely digested
and the resultant waste eliminated. This entire pipe system
is slowly constipated, especially at the place of the symp-
tom and the digestive tract. This is the foundation of
every disease. To loosen this waste, eliminate it intelli-
gently and thoroughly, and to control this elimination can
only be done perfectly by the
MUCUSLESS - DIET
Latent, Acute and Chronic Diseases
No Longer a Mystery
The first lesson has now given you an insight as to
what disease actually is. In addition to mucus and its
toxemias in the system, there are other foreign matters
such as uric acid, toxins, etc., and especially drugs if ever
used. I learned thru the years of practical experience that
drugs are NEVER eliminated as is the waste from foods—
but are stored up in the body for decades. Hundreds of
cases have come under my observation where drugs taken
10, 20, 30 and even 40 years were expelled together with
mucus thru this perfect healing system. This is a fact of
basic importance— especially for the Practitioner. When
these chemical poisons after being dissolved are taken back
into the circulation for elimination thru the kidneys— the
nerves and heart are affected— causing extretne nervous-
ness, dizziness and excessive heart-beats, as well as other
strange sensations. The uninformed stands before a mys-
tery and probably calls the family doctor, who now diag-
noses the condition as "heart-disease" and blames the
"lack of food" instead of the drugs he prescribed 10 years
The average "normal" man, considered healthy, has a
chronic, stored-up accumulation of waste food— poisons
This Is His Latent Disease
When these latent disease matters are occasionally
stirred up, for instance by a cold, he expels great quanti-
ties of mucus, and feels unhappy instead of enjoying
Nature's cleansing process. If the quantity of loosened
mucus is great enough to shock the entire system, more
or less, but still not dangerous, it may be diagnosed as
Influenza. If the eliminating work of Nature digs deeper
into the system, especially into that important organ, the
lungs, so much mucus and poisons are loosened at once
that the circulation has to work under great friction, simi-
lar to a dirty machine—or, for example an automobile
running with its brakes set. The friction produces abnor-
mal heat, which is called fever, and the doctors call it
Pneumonia, which is really a "feverish" effort on Nature's
part to free the most vital organ from its waste. If the
kidneys are called upon to eliminate this loosened mucus,
thereby shocking this organ, it is called Nephritis, etcetera,
In other words, whenever Nature endeavors to save a
human life thru her efforts to eliminate "feverishly," mucus
and its toxic products, it is called acute disease.
The Medical profession has over 4000 names for differ-
ent ailments. The derivation of the particular or special
name of the disease is made up according to the respective
local place of elimination; or pertains to the congested
point where the blood stream finds it difficult of passage
and causes pain— such as pains in the joints, as in cases of
rheumatism, for example.
For ages, this well-meaning effort and intended self-
healing work of Nature has been misunderstood and sup-
pressed thru the agency of drugs, and the continuance of
eating, despite the warning danger signals of pain and loss
of appetite. Notwithstanding the "help" of the doctors—
a help, in fact, often injurious and dangerous to the pa-
tient's life — his vitality and especially his eliminating
abilities are lowered, and Nature proceeds slowly. Under
this handicap Nature cannot work as efficiently, requir-
ing more time, and the case is then called "chronic." The
word chronic is derived from the Greek word "chronos,"
meaning time. You will be taught in Lesson VII more
about this "mystery."
Why the Diagnosis?
Laymen and even some dietetic experts with the excep-
tion of myself, believe there is no need for. diagnosis. You
may ask, since there is only one disease why the diagnosis?
If all sickness is due to uncleanliness from uneliminated,
undigested food, mucus, uric acid, toxemias, drugs, etc,
why diagnose? We shall now learn why fruit-diet and
fasting have produced such doubtful results, thru their
incorrect use and- misunderstanding, caused thru the belief
that general rules of this cure are suitable for everybody
and for every case. Nothing is further from the truth!
No other cure requires so much individual specialization
and continual changing to meet die reaction of the patient
This is why people who attempt these methods of cure
without expert knowledge or advice frequently bring
about serious results.
McFadden, and many others, advise, for instance, fast-
ing as applicable to all cases. I learned thru thousands of
cases during my experience that nothing requires more
individual, different application than fasting and the
mucus-less diet* Of two patients, one may effect a complete
recovery after a fast of two or three weeks, while the other
may die from the same treatment! That is why an indi-
vidual diagnosis of general conditions and constitutional
encumbrances is so necessary.
Method of Constitutional Diagnosis
My diagnosis determines the following points:
1. The relative amount of encumbrance in the system.
2. The predominant part, that is, whether more
mucus or more poisons.
3. If pus is present in the system, amount and kind
of drugs used.
4. If internal tissue or an organ is in a process of
5. How far vitality is lowered.
You will also learn thru experience and observations
along these lines that the general appearance, especially
the face of the patient will indicate more or less the inter-
Medical diagnosis throws no real light on the subject,
although doctors think it more important than the actual
cure. It is made up of a series of reports and symptoms and
a scheme of experiences from which thousands of dis-
eases are named. Characteristic of the meaningless medical
* For further information refer to page 42, "The Magic Mirror."
diagnosis is the frequent statement of many patients that
"the doctors could not find out what Ihave." The name
of the dis-ease does not concern us at all. A man with
gout, one with indigestion, or one with Bright's disease
may start with the same advice. Whether to fast, for
instance, and how long, does not depend upon the name
of the disease, but upon the patient's condition and how
far vitality is lowered.
Naturopathy is an advance over medicine in teaching
that all disease is constitutional. Naturopathy does not
explain sufficiently the source, nature and composition of
"foreign matters" as the fundamental one-ness of all
Dr. Lahmann said: "Every disease is caused by car-
bonic acid and gas." But he did not learn its source in
decayed, uneliminated food substances— the mucus in a
state of continuous fermentation.
Dr. Jaeger said: "Disease is a stench." Nature gives a
diagnosis thru bad odor, which indicates how far the
inside decomposition has progressed.
Dr. Haigh of England, the founder of the "Anti-uric-
acid diet," bases his conception of general diagnose on
the assumption that the majority of diseases are caused
thru uric acid, certainly an important part of diseased
matter besides mucus.
Naturopathy lays considerable stress and importance
on symptomatical tliagnosis in spite of the acknowledg-
ment that there is only one disease.
Medical doctors and many others consider this special
kind of diagnosis as the most important one, but it is
fundamentally misunderstood. Beside the digestive tract,
the uric canal is the main avenue of elimination. As soon
as any one decreases bis eating, fasts a little, or changes
over to the natural diet, he has waste, mucus, poisons, uric
acid, phosphates, etc., in this urine, and an analysis of his
urine is alarming. This likewise happens in the major-
ity of cases whenever anyone becomes sick. Everyone
becomes alarmed at this effort of the body to eliminate
waste— which is in truth the healing, cleansing process.
Should sugar or albumen be found in the urine the
case is called "very serious," and diagnosed "Diabetes," or
"Bright's disease," respectively. Under medical treatment
the patient in the first named case, dies thru sugar-starva-
tion, caused thru a lack of sugar and sugar-formers in the
dietary. In the latter diagnosis the patient dies from forced
"albumen replacement" resulting from over-feeding of
foods rich in albumen.
Whatever the body expels is waste, decayed, dead—
and simply indicates that the patient is in an advanced
state of inside uncleanliness, already causing a decomposi-
tion of inside organs— producing rapid decay of all food
taken into the body. These cases, like tuberculosis, must
be treated very carefully and VERY SLOWLY.
How It Looks in the Human Colon
It is of utmost importance that thru our diagnosis we
must learn as much as possible the general appearance of
the inside of the human body* Our diagnosis therefore
consists of finding out the degree of quantities of indi-
vidual waste matter of the patient.
Experts in autopsy state they have found that from 60
to 70 per cent of the colons examined have foreign matters
such as worms and decades-old feces-stones. The inside
walls of the over-intestines are encrusted by old, hardened
feces and resemble in appearance the inside of a filthy
I had fat patients that eliminated from their body as
much as 50 to 60 pounds waste, and 10 to 15 pounds
alone from the colon, mainly consisting of foreign matters,
especially old, hardened feces. The average so-called
"healthy" man of today carries continually with him, since
childhood, several pounds of never eliminated feces. One
"good stool" a day means nothing. A fat and sick man
is in fact a living "cesspool" A distinct surprise to me was
that a number of my patients in such condition had
already undertaken so-called "Nature cures*"
Fat and Lean Types
The bodily mechanism of the fat type is, on the average,
mechanically more obstructed, because he is in general an
over-eater of starchy foods. In the lean type there is more
physiological chemical interference with the organism,
such a one being in general a one-sided meat eater, which
condition produces especially, much acidity, uric acid,
other poisons and pus.
As a general rule I ask my prospective patients the
following questions as the knowledge to be gained is of
1. How long have you been sick?
2. What did the doctor call your disease?
3. What was the nature of the treatment?
4. How much and what kinds of treatment taken?
5. Have you ever been operated upon?
6. What other kinds of treatment have you taken
(Age, sex, whether a disease is inherited, etc, are
The most important thing, however, is the patient's
diet at present, his special craving for certain foods and
his wrong habits; if constipated, and how long. What
kind of diets, if any, were used before. It is necessary to
base the change in diet on the patient's present diet, and
only a SLIGHT CHANGE toward an improved diet
The Experimental Diagnosis
The most exact, unerring diagnosis we have is
a short fast. The more rapidly the patient feels "worse"
thru a short fast, the greater and the more poisonous is
his encumbrance* Should be become dizzy, suffer severe
headaches, etc., he is greatly clogged up with mucus and
toxemias. If palpitation of the heart occurs it is a sign
that pus is somewhere in the system, or that drugs, even
though taken many years ago, are in the circulation for
Any inside special "constipated" place is located by a
light pain there. The experimental practitioner can ascer-
tain better than with X-rays through Nature's revelation
after a short fast the true condition of the inside of the
human body, and knows the real diagnosis more correctly
than doctors can ascertain with all their expensive scien-
tific equipment and instruments.
If this "short-fast" diagnosis is tried on the average
man called normal and healthy, but in reality clogged up
with mucus-latent disease-Nature reveals the same to
you in a moderate degree, and if a "weak point" has begun
to develop, unsuspected by them, Nature will unerringly
indicate where and how he will later become sick if the
wrong method of living is continued, although it may be
after some years. This then is the Prognosis of Disease.
Some Special Diagnosis
To show that all differently named diseases, even the
most severe ones, have their bases and are caused by the
same general and constitutional encumbrance of the body,
I shall sh ow you, in the light of truth, a few characteristic
kinds of cases. Thru these illustrator e examples I shall
prove that there is not a single disease, not a disturbance
or sensation, not an unhealthy appearance or symptom,
which cannot be explained and seen at once in its real
nature as local constipation, constitutional constipation
by mucus and its toxemias; most of the quantities contin-
ally supplied from the "chronic reserve stock of waste" in
the stomach, intestines, and especially in the colon. The
"basement" (colon) of the human "temple" is the reser-
voir from which every symptom of disease and weakness
is supplied in all its manifestations.
is a beneficial effort to eliminate waste from the cavities
of the head, the throat and the bronchial tubes.
The cold goes deeper and will eliminate and clean the
mucus from the most spongy and vital organ, the lung.
A hemorrhage occurs to clean mote radically* The entire
system is aroused, causing higher temperature by friction
of the waste in circulation* That proves alarming, and
the doctor suppresses by drugs and food, actually block-
ing Nature's process of healing— cleansing* If the patient
does not die, the elimination becomes chronic, and is called
The consumptive patient eliminates continually his
mucus caused from erroneously increased, mucus-forming
foods, thru the lungs instead of thru the natural ways.
This organ itself decays more and more, producing germs,
and it is then called tuberculosis.
The vital organ (lung)— the pump— works insufficient-
ly on the circulation, the entire cell system decays more
and more, and decomposes before the patient dies*
Its pain is a warning signal of Nature: "Stop eating;
I must repair; there is waste and pus; you have eaten too
much lime-poor food, meat."
RHEUMATISM and GOUT
Mucus and uric acid particularly accumulated in the
joints, since here is the less dependable part of the tissues
for the passage of the circulation, heavily loaded with
waste and uric acid in the one-sided meat eater's body.
The stomach is the central organ of disease matter
supply. There is a limit to the ability of this organ to
digest and to empty itself after the meal. Every food
(even the best kinds) are mixed with this acid mucus,
continually remaining in the average person's stomach.
The wonder is how long the human being can stand such
is a sane deposit by Nature of tremendous waste to keep
it from entering the circulation.
is in principle the same, only the elimination is outside.
Special accumulation of mucus in the throat, interfer-
ing with the functioning of the vocal chords. I cured
LIVER and KIDNEY DISEASES
These organs are of a very spongy construction, and
their function is that of a kind of physiological sieve. They
are, therefore, easily constipated by sticky mucus.
These have for their origin nothing more than mucus
elimination thru these organs, and are easily healed. The
use of drugs alone produces the characteristic symptoms
of syphilis. The more drugs that have been used, espe-
cially mercury, the more carefully the treatment must be
EYE and EAR DISEASES
Even short or long sight is congestion in the eyes and
trouble with hearing congestion of those organs* I healed a
few kinds of blindness and deafness by the same principles.
Besides a congested system, I found that anyone men-
tally diseased has congestion, especially of the brain. One
man on the verge of insanity was cured by a four week's
fast. There is nothing easier to heal than insanity by fast-
ing—such men having lost their reason, their natural
instinct tells them not to eat. I learned that if you heal by
the Mucusless-diet Healing System all kinds of diseases,
most of the patients are relieved of greater or less mental
conditions. After a fast comes a clearer mind. Unity of
ideas comes to take the place of differences. Differences
of ideas today are caused largely by diet. If something
is wrong with anyone, look first to the stomach. Hie
mentally diseased man suffers physiologically from gas
pressure on the brain.
The Magic Mirror
Supplement to Diagnosis — Lessons III and IV
Since man degenerated thru civilization, he no longer
knows what to do when he becomes sick. Disease remains
the same mystery to modern medical science as it was to
the "Medicine Man" of thousands of years ago— the
main difference being that the "germ" theory has replaced
the "Demon" and that mysterious outside power still
remains— to harm you and destroy life.
Disease is a mystery to you as well as to every doctor
who has not as yet looked into the "magic mirror," which
I am about to explain. Naturopathy deserves full credit
for having proven that disease is within you— a foreign
matter which has weight, and which must be eliminated.
If you want to become your own physician, or, if you
are a Drugless Healer and want more success, you must
learn the truth and know what disease is. You cannot heal
yourself, or other people, without an exact diagnosis
. which will give you a clear idea of true conditions. This
infallible truth can be learned only from the book of
Nature, that is, thru a test on your own body—or the
"magic mirror," as I have designated it
The sufferer from any kind of disease— or any person,
whether sick or not— who will go thru this healing process
of fasting and mucusless diet, will eliminate mucus—
thereby demonstrating that the basic cause of all latent
diseases of man is a clogged up tissue system of unelimi-
nated, un-used and un-digested food substances.
Thru the "magic mirror" a true and unfailing diagnosis
of your disease is furnished, as never before.
"The Magic Mirror*'
1. Proof that your personal, individual symptom, sore,
or sensation, according to what your disease is named, is
nothing more than an extraordinary local accumulation
2. The coated tongue is evidence of a constitutional
encumbrance thruout the entire system, which obstructs
and congests the circulation by dissolved mucus, and this
mucus even appears in the urine.
3. The presence of unevacuated feces, retained thru
sticky mucus in the pockets of the intestines, constantly
poisoning, and thereby interfering with proper digestion
and blood building.
To look inside your body— far better and clearer than
can be done by doctors with expensive X-ray apparatus—
and learn the cause of your disease, or even discover some
hitherto unknown physical imperfection or mental con-
dition, try this:
Fast one or two days, or eat fruits only (such as oranges,
apples, or any juicy fruit in season) for two or three days,
and you will notice that your tongue will become heavily
coated. When this happens to the acutely sick, the doctor's
conclusion is always— "indigestion." The tongue is the
mirror not only of the stomach, but of the entire membrane
system, as well. The fact that this heavy coating returns,
even if removed by a tongue scraper once or twice a day,
is an accurate indication of the amount of filth, mucus
and other poisons accumulated in the tissues of your entire
system, now being eliminated on the inside surface of the
stomach, intestines and from every cavity of your body.
You will become further convinced of this fact— of this
diagnosis of your disease— by another surprise in store for
you; if you will empty your intestines both before and after
During the Fast you are truly on Nature's operating
table without the use of a knife! The cleansing elimi- s
nating process begins immediately and the knowledge
contained in these lessons provide the needed informa-
tion necessary to secure the desired results.
After you have fasted, it is advisable to decrease the
quantity of your customary amount of food and eat only
natural, cleansing, muscusless foods (fruits and starchless
vegetables), thereby affording the body an opportunity to
loosen and eliminate mucus, which is, in fact, The Heal-
This "mirror" on the tongue's surface reveals to the
observer the amount of encumbrance that has been clog-
ging up the system since childhood, thru wrong mucus-
forming foods. After observing the urine during this test,
by allowing it to stand for a few hours, you will note the
elimination of quantities of mucus in same.
The actual amount of filth and waste, which is the
"mysterious" cause of your "trouble," is almost unbeliev-
Disease— every disease— is, first, a special, local consti-
pation of the circulation, tissues, pipe system. The mani-
festation of symptoms, or of the different symptoms. If
painful and inflamed, it is from over-pressure— heat or
inflammation caused from friction and congestion.
Second, disease— every disease— is constitutional consti-
pation. The entire human pipe system, especially the
microscopically small capillaries are "chronically" consti-
pated, through the wrong food of civilization.
White blood corpuscles are waste— and there is no man
in Western civilization who has mucus-free blood and
mucus-free blood vessels. It is like the soot in a stove-
pipe which has never been cleaned; in fact, worse, because
the waste from protein and starchy foods is Sticky.
The characteristics of tissue construction, especially of
the important internal organs, such as the lungs, kidneys,
all glands, etc., are very much similar to those of a sponge.
Imagine a sponge soaked in paste or glue!
Naturopathy must more and more, cleanse its science
from medical superstitions, wrongly called "scientific diag-
nosis." Nature alone is the teacher of a standard science
of truth. She heals thru one thing-FASTING-every
disease that it is possible to heal. This alone is proof that
Nature recognizes but one disease, and that in every body
the largest factors are always waste, foreign matter and
mucus (besides uric acid and other toxemias, and, very
often, pus— if tissues are decomposed).
In order to realize how terribly clogged up the human
body is, one must have seen thousands of fasters— as I
have. The almost inconceivable fact is, how can such
quantities of waste be stored up in the body? Have you
ever stopped to realize the masses of phlegm you expel
during a cold? And just as it is taking place in your head,
your bronchial tubes, lungs, stomach, kidneys, bladder,
etc., have the same appearance. All are in the same condi-
tion. And the spongy organ known as the tongue accu-
rately mirrors on its surface the appearance of every other
part of your body.
Medicine has devised a "special science" of laboratory
tests, urinal diagnosis and blood tests.
More than fifty years ago, the most prominent pioneers
of Naturopathy said: "Every disease is foreign matter—
waste/' I said twenty years ago, and repeat it again and
again, that most of these foreign matters are paste pro-
duced from wrong foods, decomposed— to be seen when
it leaves the body as mucus. Meat decomposes into pus.
The light of truth dawned upon me after I had fasted,
against the will of the Naturopath from whom I was
taking treatments for Bright's disease. When the test-tube
filled up with albumen, I read his thoughts in his facial
expression. But to me it proved that whatever Nature
expels— eliminates— is waste; whether it be albumen,
sugar, mineral salt or uric acid* This occurred more than
twenty-four years ago, but this Nature-doctor (a former
MD,) still believes in the replacement of albumen by
high protein foods.
The medical diagnosis of Bright's disease, when the
chemical test of urine shows a high percentage of albumen,
is as misleading as others. The elimination of albumen
proves that the body does not need it, that it is over- fed,
over-loaded with high protein stuff. Instead of decreasing
these poison producing foods, they are Wrongly increased,
endeavoring to replace the "loss," until the patient dies.
How tragic to replace waste, while Nature is endeavoring
to save you, by removing it!
The next important laboratory test is that of sugar in
the urine, Diabetes. The medical dictionary still calls it
"mysterious," Instead of eating natural sweets, which go
into the blood, and which can be used, the diabetic patient
is fed eggs, meat, bacon, etc., and, in fact, actually starves
to death thru lack of natural, sugar-containing and sugar-
producing foods, which have been withheld.
It has long since been proven that all of these blood
tests, especially the Wassermann test, are a fallacy.
We, as Naturopaths, cannot ignore Nature's teaching,
in any way, even tho we may find it difficult to discard
old errors hammered into us since childhood.
One of the most misleading errors is the individual
naming of all diseases. The name of any disease is not
important, and not of any value whatsoever when starting
a natural cure, especially thru fastings and diet. If every
disease is caused thru foreign matters (and it most assur-
edly is) then it is only important and necessary to know
how great and how much the amount of the patient's
encumbrance actually is— how far and how much his sys-
tem is clogged up by foreign matters, and how much his
vitality has become lowered (see Lesson 5), and, in case
of tuberculosis or cancer, if the tissues themselves are
decomposed. (Pus and germs.)
I have had hundreds of cases tell me that every doctor
they called upon gave a different diagnosis, and a corre-
spondingly different name for their ailment. I always
surprise them by saying, "I know exactly what ails you,
thru facial diagnosis, and you will see it yourself in the
'magic mirror* within a few days."
The Experimental Diagnosis
Just as I have already stated in the beginning of this
lesson, you must fast for two or three days. In the case
of a fatty type, liquids should be used during the fast.
The surface of the tongue will clearly indicate the appear-
ance on the inside of the body, and the patient's breath
will prove the amount and grade of decomposition. It is
even possible to tell the kind of food they preferred most!
Should pain be felt at any one place during the begin-
ning of the fast, you may be sure that this is a weak point
and the symptom is not sufficiently developed for medical
doctors to reveal it thru their examination.
Waste will show up in the urine with clouds of mucus,
and mucus will be expelled from the nose, throat and
lungs as well as in the feces. The weaker and more miser-
able the patient may feel during the fast, the greater is
his encumbrance, and the weaker his vitality.
This experimental diagnosis tells you exactly what the
trouble is, and how to correct it by starting with a moder-
ate transition diet— or a more radical one— and whether
to continue or discontinue the fast.
This experiment is the foundation, the basis of the
development of the science of Nature cure, physics, chem-
istry, etc. It is the question put to Nature, and she replies
with the same infallible answer, always and everywhere.
If the patient becomes nervous, or symptoms of heart
trouble occur, you may be sure that he has drugs stored
up in his body. A consumptive patient starts with such
terrible elimination, after a short fast, that it must be plain
to all how ignorant and how impossible it is to try and
* cure him with "good nourishing foods," such as eggs and
The above explanation is the experimental diagnosis,
and the only scientific one. You cannot secure a better
view inside than by this simple method. No expensive
apparatus can show more accurately the exact conditions
as they exist inside the body. All other examinations,
including iris-diagnosis, diagnosis of the spine, etc., are
never exact and, therefore, not dependable.
Nature's mirrors, her revelations, her demonstrations—
of and by phenomena— are "magic" only so long as you
lack the correct interpretation of them. Nature shows and
plainly reveals to you everything, far more exact, perfect
and better than all "science of diagnosis" put together.
The Prognosis of Disease
And now we come to the prognosis of disease. We hear
of "latent" disease. Everyone, no matter to what extent
he may enjoy "good health," has a latent sickness, and
Nature only awaits an opportunity to eliminate the waste
stored up since childhood— and on.
Everyone knows, but fails to understand, that a severe
"shock," such as a cold— or "influenza" over the entire
body, starts an elimination; but, unfortunately, Nature
is handicapped in her attempted housecleaning, thru the
doctor s advice to continue eating, thru the use of drugs,
etc* obstructing elimination and producing acute and
Anyone, even tho not sick— especially in the critical age
between thirty and forty-may fast a few days, and thru
the "magic mirror," leam the extent of his latent disease;
where his weak point is located, as well as the name of his
latent disease, and where it will appear. That is the prog*
nosis of disease, and if life insurance companies would
only believe in it, would furnish a true and safe method
of determining "risks."
Fasting until the tongue is clean is dangerous* Who can
explain why the tongue becomes clean after breaking a
short fast with a "square* 9 meal, and why the "magic
mirror" shows up more waste, if you live on fruits or
mucusless diet, after the fast? This is the hitherto unex-
plained mystery of the "magic mirror." And the simple
explanation is that the elimination is stopped for a while,
thru the eating of wrong foods, and as a result you feel
better for a time with wrong foods than with fruits. And
during this period even the "magic mirror" apparently
misleads you into thinking the body is clean. A return
to natural foods soon proves otherwise.
For the ordinary person it will require from one to three
years of systematically continued fastings and natural,
cleansing diet, before the body is actually cleansed of
"foreign matters." You may then see how the body is
constantly eliminating waste, thru the entire outside sur-
face of the body, from every pore of the skin, the urinal
canal and the colon, from the eyes and ears, and from
the nose and throat. You can see how wet as well as dried
mucus (dandruff, for instance) is being expelled. All
diseases, therefore, are immense quantities of waste,
"chronically" stored up and, thru this artificial elimination
of "chronic disease" you will agree with me and realize
that I do not exaggerate when I state:
The diagnosis of your disease— of all diseases of man-
kind both mental and physical, since the beginning of
civilization, proves that they all have the same founda-
tional cause— whatever the symptoms may be. It is, with-
out exception, one and the same general and universal
condition— a one-ness of all disease, that is; waste, foreign
matter, mucus and its poisons.
"Internal impurity" is too mild an expression for chronic
constipation, waste — filth — mucus — stench (offensive
odor) or "Invisible Waste," is the true description.
The Formula of Life
The Secret of Vitality
V = - 'O' (<V equals k P' minus l O') is the
formula of Life— and yet at the same time you may call
it the formula of death.
*V» stands for VITALITY.
* 4 P,"or call it "X,** the unknown quantity in this ques-
tion, is the POWER that drives the human machinery,
which keeps you alive, which gives you strength and
efficiency, endurance for as yet an unknown length of
time without food!
"O" means OBSTRUCTION, encumbrance, foreign
matters, toxemias, mucus; in short, all internal impurities
which obstruct the circulation, the function of internal
organs especially, and the human engine in its entire
You can therefore see thru this equation that as soon
as "O" becomes greater than "P" the human machine
must come to a standstill.
The engineer can figure exactly "E — P - F," mean-
iiig that the amount of energy or efficiency "E" he secures
from an engine is not equal to the power "P" without
first deducting "F," the friction.
The ingenious idea of construction of the ideal engine
is to make it work with the smallest amount of friction.
Should we transfer this fundamental and principal idea
on the human engine, we see that it involves the terrible
ignorance of medical physiology and that Naturopathy
found a true way of healing by removing— eliminating
obstructions— that is, foreign matters of encumbrance,
mucus and its toxemias.
But just what vitality really is and how tremendous it
can become, what a higher, superior, absolute health is,
has not up to the present date been shown or proven. I
will teach in the following lessons a principally different
New Physiology, based on the correction of medical
errors of blood-circulation, blood-composition, blood-
building and metabolism. For this purpose it is necessary
that you first learn what vitality— what animal life really is.
It is generally admitted, that the secret of vitality, the
secret of animal life is unknown to science. It will surprise
you when shown the truth thru a simple, natural enlight-
enment, and you must admit at once that it is THE
TRUTH. Always remember this fact: " Whatever can-
not be seen, conceived at once, thru simple reasoning is
humbug, and not science!"
The human engine must first be seen before all other
physiological considerations as an air-gas engine, built
and constructed in its entirety, with the exception of the
bones, from a rubber-like, very elastic, spongy material,
called flesh and tissues.
The next fact is that its function is that of a pump
system by air-pressure, and with an inside circulation of
liquids, such as the blood and other saps, and that THE
Lungs Are the Pump and the Heart Is the Valve
—and not the opposite—as erroneously taught by medical
physiology for the past 400 years!
A further fact— one that has teen almost entirely over-
looked^ the automatic, atmospheric outside counter-
pressure, which is over 14 pounds to the square inch.
Immediately upon, and after each outbreath a vacuum is
created in the lung cavity. In other words, the human body
animal organism in its entirety, functions automatically
by inhaling air-pressure and expelling chemically changed
air and outside atmospheric counter-pressure on the vacu-
ums of the body. That is vitality, animal life in the first
instance and importance* That is "P** (power) which
keeps you alive— without air you cannot live five minutes!
But the unseen fact, let us say the secret, is that it works
-simply and automatically thru atmospheric counter-pres-
sure, which is only possible because the "engine" consists
of elastic, spongy material with a vital strain power— with
an ability of vibration, expansion and contraction. Those
two facts were the unknown secrets concerning the auto-
matic function of "P" as the phenomena of vitality, and
the Chemist Hensel has proven thru chemical physiologi-
cal formulas that this special vital elasticity of the tissues
is due to a lime sugar combination*
The Latin word "spira" means first, air and then spirit:
"The breath of God" is in fact first, good fresh air! It has
been said that breathing is life, and it is true that you
develop vitality, health, thru physical and breathing exer-
cises. It is also true that you can remove "O" (obstruc-
tion) by higher air-pressure and counter-pressure in this
way. It is true that you remove and eliminate obstructions
of foreign matter by local and constitutional vibrations,
consisting of all kinds of physical treatments. It is true
that you eliminate disease matters and obstructions, and
therefore relieve every kind of disease thru an artificial
speeding of the circulation, giving more "air-gas" and
vibrating the tissues. You increase "P" (power) artificially
for 3 certain time, but you decrease the vital ability of the
function of counter-pressure, weakening the rubberlike
elasticity of the tissues. In other words, you increase "P"
but not "V"— to the contrary— this is done, and can be
done only at the expense of "V". You know from experi-
ence what happens to a rubber band continually kept
stretched or over-expanded. It loses its elasticity.
You relieve diseases, but you slowly lower vitality, par-
ticularly of the especially elastic and spongy important
organs of lung, liver, kidney, etc. You relieve but do not
heal diseases perfectly; you lower vitality, just so long as
you loosen, remove and eliminate obstructions, exclusively
thru political means (agents) and just so long as you do
not stop the supply, the taking in of waste, of obstruction,
—by wrong mucus-forming, that is— disease-building un-
natural foods, you lower vitality.
Would anyone attempt to clean an engine thru a con-
tinually higher speed and shaking. No! You would first
flush with a dissolving liquid and then change your fuel
supply, should it be a steam engine, and obstructions thru
waste being caused through the coal burning only partly.
This involves the problem of dietetics, which culminates
in the solution of these questions over its history : Which
ARE THE BEST FOODS? Meaning, which foods give most
energy, endurance, health and increased vitality, or which
foods are the basic cause of diseased conditions and grow-
ing old? What is the essence of life, of vitality, breathing
exercise, activity— a perfect mind or right food?
My formula, the equation shown in the heading, gives
the enlightening answer and solves the problem in its
entire mystery. Decrease "O" first by decreasing quantities
of food of all kinds, or even eliminate food entirely (fast-
ing), if conditions tell you; second, stop, or at least de-
crease by all means, obstruction-causing mucus-forming
foods, and increase dissolving, eliminating, obstruction-
removing foods and you then increase "P," meaning a
more unobstructed function of "P" of air-pressure, of the
infinite, inexhaustible power source. In other words, the
problem of vitality and animal life functioning at all, con-
sists in unobstructed, perfect circulation by air-pressure,
and in a vital elasticity of the tissues thru proper food as
the necessary counter-pressure for the function of life.
"P" is infinite, unlimited, and practically the same every-
where and on everybody continually the same, but its
activity slows down in the tempo (speed) as you accumu-
late obstructions, as you overeat and eat wrongly, lowering
the automatic counter-pressure of the tissues.
You may now see that vitality does not depend imme-
diately, directly and primarily from food or from a right
diet. If you eat too much of the best foods, especially in a
body full of wastes and poisons, it is impossible for them
to enter into your blood stream in a clean state and become
"efficiency-giving" vital substances. They are mixed with
and poisoned by mucus and auto-toxemias and actually
lower vitality— they increase "O" instead of "P." You
now see and you may realize very deeply that it is worth-
less to figure food values with the intention of increasing
"P" or "V" * long as the body is full of "O."
This problem is solved by my system, consisting of
periodical minor fastings, alternating with cleansing, not
nourishing, mucus-less and mucus-poor menus. Not as
wrongly done with the idea that "V" is directly increased
in a sick person thru feeding clean food. Remove "O"
thru intelligent, personally prescribed menus. "P" increases
automatically after a fast thru its unobstructed function.
You can now realize how wrong and insufficient it is for
people to think that all there is to the "Mucus-less Diet"
is knowing the right foods!
Here, then, is the cause why so many "fasting," "fruit-
diet," etc., "cures" fail. The inexperienced layman
ALWAYS COMES TO THE DEATH POINT. In Other words,
he removes "O" too rapidly, too much at once and feels
"fine" for awhile, the dissolving process goes deeper— "O"
increases— he feels terribly weak, falls back on wrong diet,
and thru this wrong diet stops the elimination of more
obstructions, feels well again, blames the good food for
his weakness and sees the wrong food as the food of
vital efficiency. He loses his faith and tells you in all
sincerity, "I have tried it, but it is wrong." He blames the
system, entirely ignorant regarding it, when he alone is
to blame. Here is the stumbling block even of other diet
experts and Naturopaths experimenting in dietetics.
Lesson 7 will divulge this secret.
Some have had more experiences, but very few think
as I do that Vitality, Energy and Strength is not derived
from food at all! They believe it is acquired thru sleep,
etc. What I have learned and what I know thru years of
experimenting, fasting and diet, and what I have actually
demonstrated can be found in my book, "Rational Fast-
ing," but briefly stated, it is this:
First— Vitality does not depend primarily and directly
upon food, but rather from the facts of how far and how
much the function of the human engine is obstructed—
"clogged up" by the obstructions of mucus and toxemias.
Second— Removing "O" by artificially increasing "P"
thru artificial stimulants, shaking and vibrating tissues
thru physical treatments is always done at the expense of
Third— Vital energy, physical and mental efficiency,
endurance, superior health by "P," air and water alone, is
tremendous, beyond imagination, as soon as "P" works
and can work without "O"— without obstruction and
friction in a perfectly clean body.
Fourth— The limit of going without food and before
solid food becomes necessary under such ideal conditions,
is yet unknown.
Fifth— The composition of "P," besides air, oxygen and
a certain quantity of water-steam, increases— but only in a
clean body—thru the following other agents from the
Electricity; Ozone; Light (especially sunlight);
Odor (good smells of fruit and flowers).
Further, it is not impossible that under such clean,
natural conditions, nitrogen of the air may be assimilated.
In the following lesson I teach you a new but true physi-
ology of the body, which is necessary to know in order
to understand why and how the Mucusless Diet Heal-
ing System functions in its complete perfection, and for
this purpose it was first necessary to lift the veil from the
secret, FROM THE MYSTERY OF VITALITY.
The New Physiology
As you now know what Vitality is and how simply
animal life functions automatically by air pressure and
air counter-pressure (on fish, etc, it acts exactly the same,
only by water instead of air), you may realize that medical
physiology, the science of animal functions is fundamen-
tally wrong, based on the following errors, which must
be corrected by a New Physiology:
1. The Theory of Blood Circulation.
2. Metabolism or change of matter.
3. High Protein Foods.
4. Blood Composition.
5. Blood Building,
The Error of Blood Circulation
Medical physiology, pathological physiology, continues
to find diseases, the cause of disease, with the microscope.
The germ theory is now "fashionable". Scientists will
never find the truth and never understand what disease is
as long as they have a fundamentally wrong conception
of blood circulation.
As I have already explained, the fact has been over-
looked that the lungs are motoric organs of circulation,
and the circulating blood drives the heart—the same as the
regulating valve in an engine. That the blood stream
drives* the heart and not the opposite, can be seen thru the
two following facts:
1. As soon as you increase air-pressure by increased
breathing you speed the circulation and therefore the
number of heart beats.
2. As soon as you take into the circulation a stimulating
poison (alcohol for example) you increase the speed of
the heart. As soon as you take a nerve and "muscle-band"
paralyzing poison (for example, digitalis) you decrease
the speed of the heart. The medical profession has this
exact knowledge, but in spite of their knowledge the
wrong conclusion that a mysterious power acts on the
heart muscle driving the blood circulation is arrived at.
Prominent engineers among my patients agreed with
my concept after learning this new physiology, saying that
the heart would make a model valve for any kind of an
How can it be logically proven that the heart controls
the circulation if thru the circulating bipod you can control
Increased air-pressure thru exercise, climbing a hill or
running, increases heart action; for the speed of the valve,
as in an engine, depends upon the pressure.
Thirty years ago a Swiss expert of physiology, although
a layman, demonstrated, evidently with animal experi-
ments, that a circulation as taught by physiology and as
originated by Prof. Wm. Harvey in London 400 years
ago, does not exist at all. Of course no attention was
given by medicine to his demonstrations. How can a
"science" be erroneous?
Metabolism, or the "science of change of matter/' is
the most absurd and the most dangerous doctrine-teaching
ever imposed on mankind. It is the father of the wrong
cell theory and of that most erroneous albumen theory,
which latter theory will kill and stamp out the entire:
civilized Western world if its following is not stopped. It
will kill you, too, some day, if you fail to accept the truth
that a continual albumen replacement is unnecessary, and
that you cannot gain vitality, efficiency and health by pro-
tein as long as your human "engine" must work against
obstructions, which are; in fact, the cause of death of all
mankind of the Western civilization.
The erroneous idea that the Cells of the body are con-
tinually used up by the process of life in their essential
substance of protein and must be continually replaced by
high protein foods, can be and are evidently refuted by
my investigations, experiments and observations on some
hundreds of fasters. The facts are as follows, and you will
again see that it is just as I teach and as I hav,e experienced.
What Medicine calls and sees as Metabolism is the elimi-
nation of waste by the body as soon as the stomach is
empty. Medicine actually believes that you live from your
own flesh substance as soon as you are fasting. Even Dr.
Kellogg believes that the vegetarian becomes a meat-eater
when he fasts, and Naturopathy has taken over more or
less in principle these medical errors. One believes that
the human engine cannot run a minute without solid food,
protein and fat, and makes the erroneous conclusion that
man dies and must die from, starvation as soon as all his
fat and protein is used up during a fast. I found and have
this to state :
Lean people can fast easier and longer than fat ones.
The Hindu fakir, consisting of skin and bones, the leanest
type in existence, can fast the longest time, and without
suffering. Where is there any "using up of the body" in
this instance? I further found that the cleaner the body
from waste (mucus), the easier and longer one can fast.
Therefore, a fast has to be prepared by an eliminating and
laxative diet. My world record of watched fasting of 49
days could be done under the conditions imposed only
after using a strict mucusless diet during a long period of
time. In other words, I could stand this long fast, and
you can stand a fast much easier and much longer the
more the body is free from fat— which is partly decom-
posed, watery flesh— the more the body is free from mucus
and poisons, which are eliminated as soon as eating is
stopped, entirely or partly. The human body does not
expel, burn up or use up a single cell that is in vital con-
dition! The cleaner, the more free from obstructions, from
waste, the body is, the easier and the longer you can fast
with water and air alone! The limit where real starvation
sets in is yet unknown! The Catholic church claims tests
of holy people who fasted during decades. But the medical
error even grows by teaching Metabolism, claiming that
you must replace cells (which are not used up as you can
plainly see), with high protein food from a cadaver,
partly decomposed meat, and which has gone thru a most
destructive heat process of cooking! That fact is that you
accumulate more or less of the wastes in your system in
the shape of mucus and its poisons as the slowly growing
foundation of your disease and the ultimate cause of your
death. Human imagination is evidently hot sufficient to
conceive the tremendous foolishness of this doctrine and
its consequences, unmindful that its teachings are actually
said to kill the individual and to finally kill all mankind!
Medicine— and the average man, of course— also be-
lieves that you are growing flesh and increasing health if
you daily increase your weight by "good eating." If the
colon of a so-called "healthy" fat man is cleaned of his
accumulated feces, even though he has "regular" stools,
he at once loses from 5 to 10 pounds of the weight called
Weight of feces, figured by doctors as health! Can you
imagine anything more erroneous, more wrong, more fool-
ish, and at the same time, more dangerous to your health
and life? That is Medical "Science" of Metabolism.
The New Physiology (Continued)
High Protein Foods
When the movement for Naturopathy and a meatless
diet began in the last century, the men of Medical Science
were endeavoring to prove by mathematical figures that
physical and mental efficiency have to be kept up thru
daily replacement of protein with a certain quantity for
the average man. In other words, it became the vogue— it
became a mania, to suggest and to do exactly the opposite
of Nature's laws whenever a person felt weak, tired rap-
idly, became exhausted or sick in any way.
You now know thru Lesson 5 the source of Vitality
and Efficiency, and you now know that without food at
all, especially protein, the strength of a sick body can be
High protein foods act as stimulation for a certain time,
because they decompose at once in the human body into
poison. It is a commonly known fact that any kind of
animal substances becomes very poisonous as soon as they
enter an oxidation with air, especially at a higher tempera-
ture as exists in the human body.
The learned have gone so far as to prove that man
belongs biologically in the class of meat-eating animals,
while the descendant theory proves that he belongs to the
ape family, who are exclusively fruit-eaters. You can see
how ridiculous— contradictory— so-called "science" is*
The fundamental fact and truth of why the grown-up
man does not need so much protein as the old physiology
claims, is shown in the combination of mother's milk,
which does not contain over 2£ to 3% protein, and
Nature builds up with that the foundation of a new body*
But the error goes further than that in their endeavor
to replace something that is not destroyed, not used up,
not "consumed" at all— as you learned in the previous
lesson about the medical error of Metabolism. The old
physiology has a principally wrong conception of change
of matter, because these "experts," the founders of such a
type of science lacked knowledge of chemistry at all, and
organic chemistry especially. Life is based on change of
matter in die meaning of physiological chemical transfor-
mation, but never on the absurd idea that you must eat
protein to build protein, to grow protein of muscles and
tissue. Most certainly not; for instance, is it necessary
that a cow must drink milk to produce milk! A prominent
expert of physiological chemistry, Dr. von Bunge, Pro-
fessor of Physiological Chemistry at the University of
Basel, Switzerland, whose books are not endorsing the
average standard of medical teachings, says that life, vital*
ity, is based on transformation of substances (foods) thru
which power, heat, electricity becomes free and acts as
efficiency in the animal body.
You will learn in the lesson about blood-building that
a certain change of matter takes place in the .human body,
and how protein is produced through transformation from
other food substances. This change of matter takes place
not by a replacement of old cells by new ones, but the
mineral substances are the building stones of animal and
vegetable life, and the replacement is of much smaller
quantities than as now taught.
The reason a "one-sided" meat-eater can live a relatively
longer, certain time than the vegetarian "starch-eater" is
easy to understand after having learned Lesson 5. The
first one produces less solid obstructions by smaller quan-
tities of meat-foods than the starch "over-eater" but his
later diseases are more dangerous because he accumulates
more poisons, pus and uric acid.
If you know the truth about human nourishment— and
you are going to learn it later— you will be amused to note
how the physiologists grope in darkness— how they made
up a standard quantity of necessary albumen for the aver-
age man, which standard, by the way, is slowly getting
smaller. They, and even advanced "diet experts," estimate
without knowing the great unknown, i. e., the waste in the
human body. For thousands of previous years man has
lived healthier without food value formulas and I doubt
very much if a single one of these physiologists ever gave
his "chef" a suggestion of food values.
The entire proposition is a farce, masquerading as a
so-called science. A few, like Professor Chittenden, found
thru experimenting that energy and endurance increased
with l ess food— especially less protein. Professor Hindede
proved that albumen need hardly be considered, and
Fletcher outdid them all. He lived on one sandwich a day
curing his so-called "incurable" disease and developed a
After I had overcome all fear as to the fatal conse-
quences that would befall me if I failed to adhere strictly
to "scientific protein" necessities, I found, experienced and
demonstrated the hitherto unknown and unbelievable fact
that in the clean, mucus-free and poison-free body these
foods, poorest in protein— fruits— develop the highest
energy and an unbelievable endurance.
If nitrogen, the essential part of protein, is an important
factor to keep the human machine running, if vitality
depends at all from nitrogen, then it seems to me that
under these ideal conditions nitrogen is assimiliated from
Food from the Infinite! "P" (power) as a source of
nourishment! What tremendous possibilities! I suggest
that you read Lesson 5 over again, and you will realize
these two facts:
1. The truth about human nourishment is still a "book
with seven seals" to all mankind, all so-called diet experts
and scientific experts included.
2. The error of high protein foods as a necessity of
health, taught and suggested by medical doctrines to man-
kind is in its consequences and in its effect just the opposite
of what it should be, it is one of the main and general
causes of all disease; it is the most tragical phenomena of
western degeneration. It produced at the same time the
most dangerous, most destructive habit of gluttony; it
produced the greatest madness ever imposed on mankind,
that is, to endeavor to heal a disease by eating more, and
especially more high protein foods. It is beyond possibility
to express in words what the error of high protein foods
means. Let me remind you that Medicine claims as the
father of Medicine that great dietitian Hippocrates, who
said: "The more you feed a sick person the more you
harm him"; also: "Your food shall be your remedies and
your remedies your food."
When we allow the body to become clogged with
mucus, and other foreign obstructions such as calcium,
phosphates and similar waste materials, we may expect
to have high blood pressure overburdening the heart in
its efforts to keep the. blood stream circulating properly.
The New Physiology (Continued)
The logical consequence of the first three errors of the
Old Physiology is the problem of composition of human
blood, not only as it should be but as a fact of "scientific
examination," the error is so great that it borders on
The problem is this: Are the white corpuscles living
cells of vital importance to protect and maintain life, to
destroy germs of disease, and to immunize the body
against fever, infection, etc., as the standard doctrines of
physiology and pathology teach?
Or are they just the opposite— waste, decayed, undi-
gested, unusable food substances, mucus or pathogen, as
Dr. Thos. Powell calls them? Indigestible by the human
body, unnatural and therefore not assimilated at all? Are
they, in fact, the waste from high protein and starchy
foods which the average mixed eater of western civilization
stuffs in his stomach three times a day? mat I call
"mucus" as the foundational cause of all disease?
Pathology proves that itself, stating that the white cor-
puscles are increased during disease, and physiology
says they increase during digestion in the healthy body,
and that they are derived from high protein foods.
This teaching is absolutely correct, and the logical con-
sequence of the error of high protein foods.
Medical "science" sees and must see it as normal condi-
tions of health, and that the non-sick must have these
white blood corpuscles in his circulation because every-
body has them. There is no man in existence in the western
civilization whose body has not been continually stuffed
since childhood with cow milk, meat and eggs, potatoes
and cereal products. No man today without mucus!
In my first published article I promulgated the gigantic
idea that the white race is an unnatural, a sick, a patho-
logical one. First, the colored skin pigment is lacking,
due to a lack of coloring mineral salts; second, the blood
is continually over-filled by white blood corpuscles, mucus,
waste with white color; therefore the white appearance of
the entire body.
The skin pores of the white man are constipated by
white, dry mucus; his entire tissue system is filled up and
filled out with it. No wonder that he looks white and pale
and anaemic. Everybody knows that an extreme case of
paleness is a "bad sign." When I appeared with my friend
in a public air-bath, after having lived for several months
on a mucusless diet with sun baths, we looked like Indians,
and people believed that we belonged to another race.
This condition was doubtless due to the great amount of
red blood corpuscles and the great lack of white bloody
corpuscles. I can notice a trace of pale in my complexion
the morning after eating one piece of bread*
This is not the place to bring up all the arguments
against this terrible error about the nature and "function"
of the white blood corpuscles believed erroneously by
medical "science*" Anyone desiring a real scientific proof
regarding this may read Dr. Thos. Powell "Fundamen-
tals and Requirements of Health and Disease/* published
1909, a few years after my "mucus theory" was published
in Europe, and later translated into English in 1913 as
"Rational Fasting and Regeneration Diet," neither of us
knowing anything regarding each other's publication. Dr.
Powell teaches in principle the same as I so far as the
causes of all diseases, die white corpuscles and all these
medical errors are concerned. The only difference being
that he calls "Pathogen" what I call "Mucus."
In the method of elimination and diet, however, I differ
principally and entirely from him; but even in the compo-
sition of the red blood corpuscles, the blood plasma at all,
the blood serum and the so-called hemoglobin, medical
"science" lacks perfection.
The two most important facts for us to know are these :
First— The much greater importance and vital necessity
of iron in the human blood.
Second— The presence of sugar-stuff in the blood. That
great expert of physiological chemistry and mineral salts
theory founder, Hensel, says in his book "Life" : "Iron is
chemically veiled in our blood." Doctors could not find
it through their lack of knowledge in chemistry. On page
36 of the same book he says: "In our blood albumen is a
combination of sugar-stuff and iron oxide, but not to be
found or recognized (discovered) in such a way that
neither the sugar nor the iron can be found by ordinary
chemical tests. The blood albumen must be burned first
to make the test perfect."
I presume that the truth and importance is this: The
red color of blood is the most characteristic quality of
this "quite special sap" and is due to iron-oxide, rust!
Therefore, it is self-evident how important iron is in
the blood. Further, the sugar-stuff is of high importance
besides its nourishing quality, as it is an essential part in
the perfect blood hemoglobin, which if in a perfect state
has to become thick, like gelatine, as soon as it comes in
contact with the atmospheric air for the purpose of closing
a wound. Read in my book "Rational Fasting" my test
of a non-bleeding, immediate healing wound without
secretion of piis and mucus, without pain and inflam-
One truth regarding the conditions of the human blood
found out by doctors is that acidity is a sign of disease.
It is no small wonder that this readily happens with the
mixed eater, when he fills the stomach daily with meat,
starch, sweets, fruits, etc., all at the same time.
Make a personal test if you are not fully convinced.
Eat a regular dinner, and one hour after eating get it out
of your stomach, and you will have a sour fermenting
mixture of a terrible odor, reminding you of the garbage
pail, and which when fed to hogs causes even these
animals to slowly become sick.
Or if you do not care to be so heroic try the following
experiment: Next time you sit down to your Sunday
dinner have the menu served for an imaginary guest.
Empty his portion in a cooking vessel, using the same
quantities as you are eating and drinking yourself. Stir
thoroughly. Then cook on an oven at blood heat for not
less than 30 minutes. Place cover on vessel and leave over-
night. When you remove cover in the morning a distinct
surprise will await you.
The New Physiology (Continued)
The problem of blood building in the human body
involves all problems of health and disease. In other words
your health and disease depend almost entirely on your
diet; whether you eat right or wrong foods, which foods
harm you, thereby building, producing disease, and which
foods heal and keep your body in ideal condition, which
ones build natural, good blood— and which ones build
wrong, bad, acid, diseased blood. These questions and
their correct answers are the fundamentals of dietetics and
of my "Mucusless Diet Healing System." In this lesson
I teach only the principal truth in general. All particulars
and details are covered in the entire course.
In fact, my diet of healing in its main and essential
part, consists of building a new perfect blood with con-
tinual "supply" from natural foods with vital elements
thru which the blood stream is enabled to dissolve and
eliminate all waste, all mucus, all poisons and all drugs
ever taken during a lifetime, wherever and for as long a
time as they may have been "stored up" as latent disease
in the body.
What the "official" physiology of nourishment teaches
for best blood building is doubly wrong. First, principally
as a problem of physiological chemistry. Second, from the
truth of Nature.
Here again I must quote that great authority of physio-
logical chemistry, Prof, von Bunge, who personally told
me that he does not endorse official, medical teaching.
Says von Bunge: "Life is based on transformation of sub-
stances, thru which process power, efficiency, becomes free,
just as it takes place in every chemical process of transfor-
mation from one chemical entity of atoms and molecules
into another one."
The authors that started physiological science lacked,
principally, knowledge in chemistry due to a more human-
istic education rather than in science of Nature. On the
other hand, inorganic chemistry was not sufficiently devel-
oped at this time.
The misleading idea was again protein. They reasoned
as follows: Muscles, tissues, the entire body's essential
substance is protein; therefore this substance must be intro-
duced into the blood in order to build, to grow. In other
words, you must eat muscles to build muscles, you must
eat protein to build protein, you must eat fat to build fat,
and in the case of a nursing mother, she must drink milk
to make milk!
As they believed and still believe in Metabolism, and
the necessity of replacing every day the used-up cells, these
principles are followed in the diet of the average mixed
To take inorganic iron, lime, etc., in an endeavor to
replace the same substance in the human body is a similar
The cow builds flesh, tissues, bones, hair, milk, efficiency,
heat, all from grass exclusively. Feeding milk to a cow to
increase milk production would be classed as the height
of folly, and yet man does this very thing with himself!
Today, every substance of the human body is chemi-
cally analyzed and doctors dream of perfecting chemically
concentrated food substances in the future, making it
possible for you to carry your meals in your vest pocket
in sufficient quantities to last a couple of days. That will
never happen, for the human body does not assimilate a
single atom of any food substance that is not derived
from the vegetable or fruit kingdom.
All manufactured food mixtures, when too concen-
trated—either of the animal or vegetable kingdom— do
not build blood but stimulate only.
Animal foods cannot build good blood; in fact, do not
build human blood at all, because of the biological fact
that man is by nature a fruit eater. Look at the juice of a
ripe blackberry, black cherry or black grape. Doesn't it
almost resemble your blood? Can any reasonable man
prove that half decayed "muscle tissues" build better
Just as soon as the animal is killed the flesh is more or
less in decomposition. Then they are put thru the destruc-
tive process of cooking. No meat-eating animal can remain
healthy on cooked meat; they must eat it fresh and raw-
blood, hones and all.
More cQmplete details about the right and natural foods
will be taught later, and you will learn the truth. I will
only mention at this time one important fact which is
essential in my dietetical teaching, and by which I differ
from all others, even from other dietetical experts who still
believe in concentrated albumen, concentrated mineral
salts, etc., being required for good blood building.
Albumen is not the most important substance for our
blood, nor is it mineral salts alone which build perfect
blood. The cardinal standard substance for man's blood
is the highest developed form of carbon hydrate, chemi*
cally called sugar- stuff, grape or fruit sugar as contained
more or less in all ripe fruits, and in the next lower state
in vegetables. The newer advanced science teaches that
even the small amount of protein that is necessary is devel-
oped from grape sugar in the animal and human body.
All cereal and vegetable eating animals transform these
foods, first into grape sugar, and then as a matter of fact
the body in its entirety.
But the essential point of disagreement regarding this
particular problem is not in the food, blood-building prob-
lem. Whoever does not know disease— latent, acute and
chronic, as taught in Lesson 5, will never believe in the
truth of human nourishment.
As you now know thru past lessons, just as soon as
the blood is improved thru fruits, the average man starts
at once the elimination of obstructions— feels better for
awhile, but when more and more waste is dissolved and
with the resultant next shock of obstruction in the circu-
lation, all faith is lost, and he, the doctor and all others
blame the lack of "efficiency" food. He thinks, and every-
one suggests, that he needs "regular food," which when
eaten stimulates him for awhile and causes him to believe
that it must be the meat and eggs that build good blood.
In other words, the problem of blood building thru the
right and proper food, the dietetical problem in its entirety
will not be solved and the truth will not be accepted nor
believed and practiced by those who have not learned what
happens, and just what it means to heal by the new and
real blood building foods.
This is the deeper cause why doctors believe in and
recommend destructive foods, and why the average man
keeps them up and increases them continually, for he does
not possess the slightest idea of what disease is, and how
he daily pollutes his blood.
Critique of All Other Healing Systems
and Unbiased, Unprejudiced Reviews
The methods of healing are numberless. Outside of a
great domination of superstition in this field, the serious
methods can be divided into two principally different
1. Medicine; 2. Drugless Healing*
The history of medicine shows that, especially in the
past, drugs and other mysterious "inventions" were taken
from "quacks." A great number of "medicines," "stand-
ard remedies," (for example, mercury) were first intro-
duced by "quacks*" The modern serums, etc., are no better
regardless of their being "scientifically" prepared.
As we now know exactly what disease is, we may under-
stand a fact medicine cannot explain, and that is WHY
symptoms of disease can be suppressed by drugs and
serums to a certain limit. The "results" are known only
thru experiences, but medicine does not know why these
results— "special effects"— happen.
This is the secret: If the body of any sick man endeavors
to eliminate poisons manifested by any kind of symptoms
and a new and dangerous poison is introduced into the
circulation, the elimination thru the symptoms is more or
less stopped because the body instinctively sets to work
to neutralize these poisons as far as it is possible. The
symptoms return just as soon as the life is saved, and the
same procedure is repeated until the patient dies or— if
intelligent enough— casts medicine aside in time and seeks
to save himself by
The methods of Drugless Healing are also very numer-
ous, and they can be divided into three parts:
1. Physical Treatments.
2. Mental Treatments.
3. Dietetical Treatments.
In general, all physical treatments have a tendency
to loosen local constitutional encumbrances thru various
kinds of vibrations and thermal differences. The Kneipp
cure, for instance, is in fact an application of artificial
colds which stimulates the circulation and thru that, the
Exercise (calisthenics), breathing exercises, massage,
osteopathy, mechano- therapy, etc., perform in principle,
the same. Chiropractic, however, claims a special "scheme."
The subluxation is removed, but Chiropractics, similarly to
Drugs, may give immediate successful relief from painful
symptoms, but as a matter of fact they return sooner or
later if the adjustments are discontinued, and wrong
method of living is persisted in. The cause of subluxation
is an accumulation of foreign matters between the bones
of the spine, and we know that they have their source
thru wrong eating, the same as all other symptoms of
disease. No doubt the over-weight of the average man, in
general, k another cause of subluxation. Under longer fast-
ings I saw many deformed spines improve wonderfully.
There are various other methods used to shake the
tissues and stimulate the circulation, i. e., electricity, elec-
tric light, sunlight, etc. All of these methods help and
relieve, more or less, but they can never heal perfectly just
as long as they fail to pay sufficient attention to a correct
diet; in other words, the elimination of disease or foreign
matters will never be complete as long as the intake thru
wrong foods is not discontinued, and an entirely new
blood-building is established thru real, natural and clean,
It cannot be denied that the condition of die mind has
an influence on every kind of disease. It is proven that
fear, sorrows and worries have a bad influence, not only
on the heart and nerves, but on the circulation, digestion,
etc. Psychotherapy, Mental and Divine Healing, Chris-
tian Science, have this one great advantage— they save the
unfortunate sick from the injuries of drugs! On the other
hand, I cannot grant them too much credit, for while
they arc harmless in a certain sense, they have a tendency,
consciously or unconsciously, to keep people in complete
darkness as to what disease really is.
We who know exactly what disease is, cannot agree with
a teaching that endeavors to make sick people believe they
can be healed by a miracle, or a forced imagination— that
they are not sick at all— even though they are actually
dying that very minute! It is farcical, not to say pitiful, to
pray to the Creator for a miraculous healing, rejecting and
disregarding real divine foods— the fruits of the paradise
—the "bread of heaven," and instead stuff your stomach
three times daily with harmful prepared foods, manufac-
tured by man for commercial purposes, and never destined
by the Creator to be man's food at all.
It is rather difficult to believe in Mental Healing at all,
after knowing as I do thru actual experiences with thou-
sands of patients, that the average chronic sick, especially
the well fed one, is in fact a "living cesspool." Nature is
the manifestation of the divine laws, and there are no
miracles in Nature. If you have eaten wrong for 30, 40,
50 years, thereby producing your disease, you must do
the necessary compensation as reparation for your sins,
you must do the opposite by eating clean, natural, divine
food, which will produce health instead of disease. That
is as clear as sunlight, and as logical as 2 x 2 = 4.
The philosophy of Mrs. Eddy is a poor copy of Scho-
penhauer's "World of Imagination"— that the mind only
is real, and not the physical. Her logic would be correct
if she had said: u h was never the intention, nor in the
plan of God to produce disease, but as a logical conse*
quence, thru disobedience of the divine laws of life, disease
is produced" There could be no disease if men would live
right, in accordance with the divine story of the Genesis
arguments. In the light of evolution we may understand
the true meaning of the Lord, even when He says He "will
punish and kill them till they come back to Him," In
plain instead of mysterious words, you and all mankind
will suffer and die from disease as long as you fail to
return again to th^Saws of the Creator, to the laws of
Nature, as man li^l in^^dise.
Practitioners of the Wraicusless-Diet Healing System"
should avail then^j^^^iij^iowledge already gained
and live on mucusless foods, the divine clean food of the
Genesis, fruits and green-leaf vegetables (called herbs), so
that they may demonstrate the truth as living examples.
This will aid the patient to learn and believe the truth
as exemplified by yourself, and free his mind from all
wrong and superstitious ideas about disease, as well as
from all doubts about the one and only way of real help,
the compensation of his disease-producing habits.
You must heal, that is, free the patient's brain from ail
ignorance, and lift his mind with the light of truth so that
he may have unshaken faith to follow your advice with en-
thusiasm! That is the true essential for "mental healing."
Confusion in Dietetics
In this very important lesson it is necessary for me to
convince you, once and for all, of the following facts:
First— That in food (in diet) lies 99.99% of the causes
of all diseases and imperfect health of any kind.
Second— That consequently, all healing, all therapeu-
tics will continue to fail as long as they refuse to place
the most important stress on diet.
Third— That what I call "mucusless diet" and "mucus
forming foods" divides characteristically all human foods
into harmless, natural, healing and real nourishing foods,
and into harmful, disease-producing ones.
Fourth— That all other dietetics are mainly wrong
because they lay their stress on food values entirely,
whether "wrong" or not, instead of the healing, cleaning,
eliminating values and their efficiency before the healing
process is started, going on, or accomplished at all. (See
The dietetical problem, "What shall man eat to be
healthy or to heal his disease," is in fact the problem of
life, as little as it is considered or even known as the most
important question. Long ago I coined the following
phrase, "Life is a tragedy of nutrition." The confusion
and ignorance regarding what to eat is in fact so great
that it must necessarily be called the "missing link" of
the human mind.
That medical science and even so-called "natural" thera-
peutics, see dietetics in general as a secondary question
of healing, is significant. Even the efficiency of a machine
depends upon the quality and amount of its fuel. There
is no longer any doubt existing regarding the fact that a
plant depends more on the kind of soil rather than climate
to produce a high quality of fruit. Farmers understand
thoroughly that everything depends on what they feed
their live stock. Health and disease of the animal and
human body is 99.99% dependent on food. This is tre-
mendously manifested by Nature thru the simple fact that
every animal refuses fobd when sick. The animal instinct
of responding to every disease or even accident by fasting
is Nature's demonstration that health and disease depend
mainly and entirely from eating or not eating, as well as
the kind of foods.
That the average man, and even the reformed doctors,
blame everything on earth, excepting food, as the cause
of their disease is due to the tragical fact that disease is as
yet a mystery in their minds. They don't know (and
speaking for the doctors, they don't want to learn ) , how
terribly unclean the inside of the body is, caused thru the
life-long habit of over-eating ten times as much as required
—in many cases harmful foods mostly, or even exclu-
If the average eater, even in so-called "perfect health,"
fasts 3 or 4 days his breath and the entire body as well as
his discharges are of an offensive odor which signifies,
demonstrates and indicates that his system is filled up with
decayed, uneliminated substances brought in thru no other
manner than by eating. This accumulated and continually
increasing waste is his latent, unknown "disease," and
when Nature wants to eliminate by any kind of a "shock,"
commonly known as disease, he first tries everything to
"heal" himself, excepting to fast, to stop increasing the
cause of the disease, the inside waste.
You have now learned how wrong medical practice is,
trying to stop Nature's healing, eliminating process, called
disease, and thereby increasing the inside waste thru drugs
and serums. But "natural" therapeutics of all kinds of
elimination will never heal perfectly just so long as you
fail to discontinue the supply of inside waste caused by
eating and "wrong" eating. You may clean, and continue
to clean indefinitely, but never with complete results up
to a perfect cleanliness, as long as the intake of wrong
or even too much right foods, is not stopped.
If it is a fact that food alone is chiefly to blame for all
disease— as Nature so clearly demonstrates— then it is
logical and self-evident that you can heal only by diet;
and radically only, if necessary, with the most rational diet;
fasting-Nature's only "remedy" in the animal kingdom.
Therefore, if any kind of diet shall heal it must consist
of food, not according to food values as to their nourishing
and rebuilding qualities, but according to qualities of
healing, of cleansing and of elimination.
Here is the cardinal reason why, as well as where, all
other dietetics fail My diet of healing, the "Mucusless
Diet," divides, as stated afcove, all foods strtcdy into two
kinds; certain ones which heal and certain ones which
It is not sufficient, as the layman imagines, to know
which foods are mucusless and which are mucus- forming,
1. HOW FAR AND HOW FAST THE CHANGE CAN SUC-
CESSFULLY be Made.
2. How the Combination of Different Foods
has to be Arranged.
3. How Long and how Often Fasting Must be
Introduced and Combined During the Heal*
ing Diet if Found Necessary.
This is and represents the "SYSTEM" of the Mucus-
less Diet and Fasting as well as what the Practitioner has
to study and must learn, and what the layman does not
know and consequently why he must inevitably fait when
trying to cure himself with "good foods.**
After the foregoing explanation you will at once see in
the following critique of the best known dietetics, why
they are imperfect, and why the confusion is so great. In
later lessons you will also learn of every kind of food,
why it is good, and why bad. In case you are still unaware
of the foods which are mucusless, and which mucus-form-
ing, they are as follows:
All fruits, raw or cooked; also nuts and green-leaf
vegetables are mucus-free.
All other foods of civilization, without exception, are
mucus and acid-forming, and therefore are harmful.
Confusion in Dietetics (Continued)
The average vegetarian diet omits only meat from the
menu, and their* mixture of larger quantities of fruits
(good foods) with eggs and milk cause over-eating— in
most cases being worse than moderate meat-eating, and a
"less mixed" diet.
Three prominenjt physicians improved the vegetarian
diet, but they fail like all other dietitians on the following
single point. They believe, more or less, in high protein
foods during the diet of healing. In other words, all dieti-
tians without a single exception, outside of myself, think
that the body, and especially the sick and weak one,
requires "good, nourishing food" to be healed— overlook-
ing the fact that Nature alone heals, and does it best by
fasting. (Please read Lesson 5 again, so that you may
fully comprehend the reason.)
Dr. Lahmann, a German physician, proved in his "The
Dietetical Disformation of Blood," that carbonic acid is
the cause of all diseases, but he failed to see the deeper
cause, the fermentation caused thru mucus-forming foods
mixed with fruits. He believed in, and fell a victim to, the
protein theory in spite of his greatly advanced knowledge.
Dr. Haigh, an English physician, with his "Anti-uric
acid diet" showed much improvement, but failed in the
same manner as Dr. Lahmann.
Dr. Catani, an Italian physician, made up a diet of
fruits, green vegetables and meat, eliminating all starch,
and healed, more or less, including cases of rheumatism
and gout, while Dr. Haigh blamed meat solely for these
diseases. The secret of Dr. Catani's starchless diet is its
laxative effect. It relieves like the laxatives contained in
mineral-water springs, but does not heal perfectly. You
can see where the point of confusion lies.
Dr. S. Graham, an American physician, whose "Physi-
ology of Nourishment" was fundamental at the time,
improved the bread especially; but the improvement con-
sists not in the fact that Graham, Bran and Whole Wheat
bread is more valuable than ordinary white bread, but
thru its efficiency owing to a less constipating quality than
white bread. White flour makes good paste, Graham or
Whole Wheat flour does not. Dr. Graham found an
opponent in Dr. Densmore of England, who claimed that
overeating of bran, whole cereals and graham bread
caused inflammation of the intestines. This is, of course,
an exaggeration, but Dr. Densmore helped the general
improvement of dietetics by advocating more fruits and
Dr. Lahmann, the German chemist Hensel, and some
authorities in this country, are the founders of what may
be called "the mineral salt" movement. The stress in this
dietetic reasoning is placed upon the fact that ail acid and
mucus forming foods lack the necessary mineral salts. But
it proved a fad like the protein fad, thinking health could
be regained by overflowing the body with artificially
manufactured mineral-salt preparations, and keeping up
your old wrong habits at the same time. You improve—
relieve to a certain limit, but never heal perfectly.
In a later lesson you will learn how the chemist Ragnar
Berg improved this "system" to a certain degree. He neu-
tralizes acid-forming foods with mineral-salt-rich ones. At
present among the vegetarian health-seekers "raw food
diet" is in fashion. No doubt it represents great progress,
but the arguments are partly wrong and lead to mistaken
and fanatic extremes.
They claim all cooking destroys food values, but it
should properly be said: "Wrong cooking destroys heal-
ing value qualities (efficiency) of foods, and can even
cause them to become acid-forming." The "raw food"
experts hint on the same wrong stress, as all others, L e.,
the higher food value.
The entire effect Or benefit from raw food is the rough
fiber of uncooked vegetables which relieves constipation,
and acts as an ideal "mucus broom" in the intestines. I
do not believe that the human body assimilates "food-
value vegetables" such as cauliflower, asparagus, turnips,
potatoes, or cereals in their uncooked state. After a certain
beneficial mechanical cleansing of the bowels thru these
raw foods the one-sided raw-food eater lacks, in fact, the
most important food substance, and that is grape or fruit
sugar, unless he eats sufficient fruits.
Significant and instructive is this experiment. Put a
lemon in a moderate dry heat a few minutes, and it
becomes sweet, like an orange. You develop grape sugar;
but let it bake a little too long, or if cooked, it becomes
bitter. On the same principle all vegetables when baked
improve by developing into grape-sugar the more or less
starch they contain. This is true of carrots, beets, turnips,
Raw fruits and, if desired, raw green-leaf vegetables
form the ideal food of man. That is the mucusless diet.
But the mucusless diet as a healing system uses raw, rough
vegetables for their cleansing qualities, baked ones as food,
and baked and stewed fruits as a less AGGRESSIVE DIS-
SOLVE!* of poisons and mucus to moderate the elimina-
tion in severe cases. This is one of the most important
principles of the system, a point the raw-food fanatic
ignores entirely. Eating raw potatoes, raw cereals and
unfired pies is, in my opinion, absurd and worse than
if they are carefully baked, which means developing the
starch into at least partly digestible gluten and grape sugar.
The American, Horace Fletcher, developed a complete
dietetical healing system in itself with great success on
himself and others. His theory was to eat whatever kind
of food you desired, but chew every bite 10 to 15 minutes.
You may eat one sandwich a day and get rid of your
trouble. The secret is simply this: It is a camouflaged fast;
the stomach and intestines have a rest the same as when
fasting, and elimination is promoted and the vital organs
recuperate. But when continued longer the bowels consti-
pate from a lack of solid food, and it is said that Fletcher
limself died thru severe "trouble" in these organs.
Another camouflaged fast in its effect is the Salisbury
cure. A small piece of beefsteak and a little toast, once a
day, nothing else. Relieves, improves, but never heals
Under the same classification is the milk diet, which
puzzles even the most advanced experts of fasting and
dietetics by its partial success in many cases. The secret
is this: If you replace three "square" meals a day consist-
ing of at least three courses each, with a few quarts of
milk (liquid) the obstructions in the human engine are
much less (read Lesson 5 ) , you feel better and the body
partially eliminates and, in many casei, relieves your
trouble. But all milk-dieting patients suffer sooner or,
later from terrible constipation because milk is a first-class,
sticky muscus- former.
This so-called "dry cure," founded by one of the great
pioneers of Naturopathy, is in its effect also a camouflaged
fast. Three days eating nothing other than dry bread, with
NOTHING TO DRINK; the fourth day unlimited
drink of light wine and some food, combined with all-
night wet packs. This causes a tremendous elimination, if
you can stand the severity of this "horse cure." Schroth
had marvelous success and a world-wide reputation, but
many who had gone thru this quick help many times
came to my sanitarium and I found they had very weak
hearts and lacked more or less the elastic efficiency of the
tissues. Read Lesson 5 again, and you will understand
the reason at once. I use the same principles of this cure
in an improved form in cases where there was no reaction
with a drink fast or by the mucusless diet as follows: Two
or three days nothing but dried fruits followed by one
day of juicy fruits and starchless vegetables produces a
most efficient elimination, but is only advisable for rela-
tively "strong" people.
There are hundreds of other dietetical cures on the
"market," and every once in a while one of them becomes
fashionable; from the long fast and "fruit fast" up to the
so-called "scientifically prepared" mixtures of medical and
non-medical dietitians. The average health seeker thinks
that there is some special food or special mixture to be
eaten for his particular ailment and he tries everything—
but always in vain, as long as he doesn't know and doesn't
understand that there is but one disease— inside dirt,
waste and obstructions, and that these obstructions must
and can be systematically eliminated only by the very
opposite of the disease-producing, mucus forming foods,
that is, by "The Mucusless-Diet Healing System,"
a mucusless diet, consisting of fruits and herbs, meaning
green-leaf vegetables, considered "unfashionable" since
the time of Moses, that great Dietician and Faster (see
The more we learn about Natural laws that rule and
govern our health — the less we need fear the destructive
onslaught of disease. Only thru a mucus-free diet can
we expect to eliminate the accumulation of waste and
obstructions deposited in the body tissues during a life-
time of wrong eating. Give the body a clean blood stream
and it will function harmoniously as Nature intended
Confusion in Dietetics (Continued)
After this severe critique of all important dietetics I
must admit that I do not deny that all of them possess, and
have done, considerable good towards the development of
the dietetical solution of the food problem and healing of
diseases by diet.
Reviewing the entire development during the past 25
years this fact remains: With the progress of chemistry,
medical experts arrive at the following conclusion: "We
now know exactly all of the elements contained in the
human body, and therefore know what must be eaten for
upbuilding, for replacement of used-up cells and for pro-
ducing vitality, efficiency, strength and heat."
You were taught in former lessons why these "conclu-
sions" are wrong and have produced the "protein" fad
and later the "mineral salt" fad, and now the very latest
fashion, i.e., the "raw food" fad. Without knowledge of
the "great unknown" their conclusions must be wrong.
This great "unknown"— unknown to the chemical and
medical experts— unknown to the average man and health-
seeker— unknown to the layman dietitian— unknown to
the general dietetical systems now in vogue— this "great
unknown" is "O" in my formula, "V" equals "P" minus
"O"— the waste, the mucus; acids and poisons, the
Obstruction, or "O"
in the sick, and also in the average so-called "healthy"
In other words, if human nourishment could ever be
figured by mathematical chemical formulas telling exactly
what to eat, you will still be fooled by Nature— just so
long as any ideal food is mixed with and put into this
waste of mucus and acids already in the human system
thru years of wrong living. Nature confuses you— so
long as you fail to recognize her facts and her truths—
but Nature herself is not fooled. To the average layman
raw food reacts more or less mysteriously— as long as it
is mixed with your own mucus— as long as it stirs up
mucus and its toxemias in the unclean diseased body and
eliminates these poisons. All laymen and experts covering
the entire dietetical movement up to the present time are
puzzled, confused, ignorant and still in complete darkness
of the fact that in general the average man first becomes
worse, sometimes developing boils and all kinds of sores—
"troubles" up to "indigestion" just as soon as he starts
what he believes is a correct and best diet, living on a
radical fruit, mucusless or raw-food diet.
"Tell me what to eat," wails the sick, "I want a daily
menu for my special disease" (like a drug prescription) ,
and he then considers that as all sufficient. When the
elimination sets in he says: "These foods don't agree with
me," instead of recognizing that the transition-diet has
already started in a moderate way to dissolve and to
eliminate the old waste in the body— with some disturb-
ance, of course. You must make them realize the necessity
of putting up with this temporary inconvenience, and con-
sider themselves fortunate indeed to be able to continue
with their daily work instead of undergoing an operation,
which would mean months in a hospital. The foods agree
with them, but they do not agree with the foods.,
Now you may understand why the "Mucusless Diet" is
a system in which every change in diet has certain duties
to perform— as a diet of healing to be applied systemati-
cally according to the condition of the sick.
You will now understand why and in what manner I
differ from all others. The "Mucusless Diet Healing
System" is not a collection of different menus for every
disease; it is not "made-up" combinations of valuable and
nourishing foods— it is not like a medical prescription or
a compilation of standard diets suitable for all diseases,
but it is a system of dietetical changes and dietetical im-
provements—a system of dietetical elimination of disease
matter, waste, mucus and poisons; a system of slowly
changing and improving the diet as a diet of healing
towards— and up— to the ideal and natural food of man—
Fruits Only— or fruits and green-leaf vegetables— The
It is therefore a personally supervised and in every case
different, modified, scientific, systematical, progressive
method of "eating your way to health," combined if found
necessary, with short or longer fasts.
It is a healing process thru which every sick person must
go if he wants to be perfectly healed; it is an exclusive
dietetical "curing and healing, rebuilding and regenerating
process" based on the use of harmless and natural food for
mankind "coined" and set biologically by the Creator in
"Genesis" — "Fruits and Herbs," or "Mucusless
Diet." Nature will do her part if we but give her half
a chance. Try it out for yourself and watch for results.
Ragnar Berg's Tables
You can now understand that the dietetical problem
is not solved as the average man imagines thru simply
knowing which foods are best and the kind of foods the
mucusless diet consists of. You were taught in the previous
lesson knowledge unknown to all others— what happens
and what must happen in the human body if the sick man
eats only the "best foods" or takes a long fast. Later, you
will learn how this stirring up and eliminating of mucus
by "good foods" and fasting can and must be controlled
by yourself, the treating physician or dietician.
You may now see of what little value and how injurious
it may become for the average health-seeker to stuff his
stomach daily with terrible mixtures of "good food," "raw
food combinations" (in the belief that raw food alone will
restore health), without any plan or system— without any
regard of the disease and his mental or physical condition.
In spite of my antipathy towards "faddists" I will
submit a selection of tables prepared by one of the most
advanced experts of physiological chemistry, Ragnar Berg,
of the special laboratory for food research at Dr. Lah-
mann's sanitarium of Germany.
Berg's deductions arc as follows:
That you must eat as much mineral salt-containing,
non-acid producing, alkaline containing foods as neces-
sary to bind, neutralize, compensate the harmful acids
contained in the acid-producing foods which make up the
average man's daily menu. In other words, if you want to
eat meat, eggs, nuts, milk and starchy foods, you must also
eat fruits and starchless vegetables to be healthy. It is
surprising to note that the majority of foods he calls "acid
forming" is what I call "mucus forming," and what he
calls "acid binding," that is, non-acid food, is almost
exactly what I call "mucusless."
His tables are undoubtedly the best in existence, and
their value for us consists in the knowledge of the good
and the bad qualities of every food in percentage. He calls
it positive and negative properties. You will perhaps be
further surprised to note that he endorses and proves by
scientific analysis that my classification of harmful foods,
mucus-forming and non -mucus forming ones or mucusless
diet, is correct and scientifically perfect! He proves scien-
tifically what I had long before found out, that every food
which contains and produces mucus after decaying in the
system produces at the same time acid. Very remarkable—
and important for us to know— is what he found concern*
ing fertilizing and also the result of the average cooking
Ordinary fertilizing by animal and human excrements,
or even by too much minerals (sulphuric acid ammoniac
and superphosphate and by over-irrigating) changes the
positive good properties into negative "bad ones," or at
least decreases the good qualities. The grower secures the
advantage as they look attractive, are of good size and
weight and consequently bring a good market price, cost-
ing the consumer more for food that is really harmful.
This likewise happens thru wrong cooking in too much
water— the good qualities go into the water and the
present day cook throws these valuable mineral salts away.
As much more fertilizing is done in Europe than in this
country, you can readily understand why specially ferti-
lized, rapidly growing vegetables such as asparagus, cab-
bage, cauliflower, etc., show less value than may be the
case with the same variety of vegetables grown here.
In explanation of his tables, Berg states:
"To these various methods of changing healthy foods
into poisons belong sulphuring dry fruits, using benzoid of
soda or salicylic acid (both strong poisons) to preserve
canned foods from fermentation. The most dangerous
one is the method of using the steam of sulphuric acid."
Imagine, if you will, how people are fooled by the show-
ing of big fruit and splendid looking vegetables— nice
bright looking, sulphured fruits.
"The American eats with his eyes," says Dr. Harry
Ellington Brook, "preferring snow white bread, a real
starvation food, robbed by refined milling of all mineral
salts"— one of the highest negative foods in Berg's table.
Especially when packed in expensive showy paper boxes
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he considers it best, and willingly pays a higher price, little
realizing that he is actually "eating his way to death" with
these "perfectly combined foods" of modern commerce.
Ragnar Berg's tables of food analysis showing the posi-
tive or good properties and the negative or bad properties
in percentage proves how much acid a food produces (at
the same time the amount of mucus) and the percentage
of mineral salts of the special kind of alkaline to neutralize
From my standpoint you can see the:
Qualities of a food in percentage to "stir up," dissolve,
neutralize and eliminate mucus together with its terrible
acid poisonings, stored up in the system since childhood.
These tables by Ragner Berg were published in Ger-
many 10 years after my "mucus theory" of disease and
food qualities had been taught, and Berg unconsciously
gave the scientific proof that my "mucus theory" is correct
The mere fact that some foods given in the list ate
"acid-binding" does not necessarily mean that I endorse
their use* This list is given as a comparison only and
should be studied for what it is worth. Please understand
that I am not endorsing Berg's theories. Undoubtedly by
squeezing lemon juice on fish or eating a goodly portion
of acid-binding vegetables at the same meal as acid-form-
ing foods are partaken of, the harmful effect is partly
The higher the "acid-binding" qualities of a food, the
more valuable as a mucus-eliminator. Black radish when
in season, spinach, dandelion and dill are all excellent
Name of Food
Blood of Animals .
Meat (Beef) ... .
Ham, Smoked . . .
White Fish . . .
Eggs, Whole .
Eggs, White .
E ggS Yolk \
Milk, Sheep .
Milk, Goat . .
Milk. Cow . .
Milk, Skim .
Buttermilk . .
Pill* or Minus or
Name*of Food Acid-Binding Acid-Forming
Butter, Cow 4.33
Swiss Cheese 17.49
Refined Wheat 8.32
Whole Wheat 2.66
Farina ., 10.00
Unpolished Rice 3.18
Polished Rice : 17.96
Pumpernickle Bread 4.28
Black Bread 8.54
White Bread 10 99
Graham Bread 6.13
Zweibrch 10 41
Cakes (White Flour) 12.31
Macaroni 5. IT
Name of Food
Brussels Sprouts (fertilized)
String Beans (fresh)
Green Peas (young, fresh)
A PpJ«s 1.38
Pear * 3.26
Apricots 4 79
Peaches 5 40
Sour Cherries . -4.33
Sweet Cherries 2.66
Dates, Dried 5.50
Fi 8 s 27.81
drapes 7. 15
Oranges 9 61
Phis or Minus or
Acid-Binding Acid -For ruing
Plus or Minus or
Name of Food Acid-Binding Acid-Forming
Pineapple ... 3.59
Olives .... 30.56
Tangerines 1 1 .77
Acorns . .
Lentils . .
Soy Beans 26.58
Sugar Cane 14.57
Rock Candy 18.21
Name of rood
Wine, White California
In the preceding lessons you were taught the foods
which are best, as well as those which are bad, and which
are the worst ones. You know the exact reason why and
also what is going on in the system— what happens with
good foods as well as with bad ones in the human body.
You have learned that even the best foods which have the
highest, most vigorous healing properties can become
harmful, even dangerous in the beginning, if not carefully
used; that they become mixed with the filthy mucus and
poisons which they loosen up in the body, and thereby be-
come poisoned, entering the blood stream in this poisoned
Everything is perfectly performed by Nature thru evolu-
tional, progressive changes, developments and acco mplishw
ments and not by catastrophies. Nothing is more incorrect
than the mistaken idea that a decades old chronic disease
can be healed thru a very long fast, or a radically extended
strict fruit diet. "Nature's mills grind slow but sure."
My experience of over twenty years, covering for the
most part the extremely severe cases of all kinds of diseases,
has proven that a carefully selected and progressively
changed Transition Diet is the best and surest way for
every patient to start a cure^ especially for the average
mixed eater. As long as wrong foods (foods of civiliza-
tion) are partly used, I call in a Mucus-Lean Diet.
Transition means the slow change from disease-producing
foods to disease-healing foods, which latter I call the
The speed of elimination depends upon quantities and
qualities of food and can therefore be controlled and regu-
lated according to the condition of the patient. The worst
and by far the most unhealthy habit is the Heavy Break-
fast. No solid food should be eaten in the early morning
at all if you desire to secure the best results. It is per-
missible to take the drink that you are accustomed to, but
nothing else. If you find this difficult to do in the be-
ginning you may drink again later on so that your lunch
is taken in the empty stomach. This is so very important
that a number of light diseases can be cured by the so-
called "No Breakfast Plan" alone. (This subject is
more fully covered in Fasting Lessons 17, 18, 19, 20.)
It is best that no more than two meals a day be eaten,
even though the quantity you eat is as much as if three
or even four meals were eaten. Later, when the stomach
is cleaner, a small dish of fresh fruits when in season may
be eaten for breakfast if desired. If possible, the first meal,
lunch, should be eaten between ten and eleven in the morn-
ing, and supper not sooner than five or six in the after-
noon. Another very important rule, when eating for health,
is Simplicity; in other words do not mix too many
kinds of food at one meaL Count the different number
of items in the average meal of today and the total will
Never drink during a meal. If accustomed to tea
or coffee, wait a short while after you have eaten before
drinking. Soups should be avoided with meals, as the more
liquid taken the more difficult for proper digestion. If a
warm drihk is desired, for instance, as a breakfast drink
during the winter time, make a broth by cooking for a long
time different kinds of vegetables, such as spinach, onions,
carrots, cabbages, etc, and drink the juice only.
Menus for the First Two Weeks
Lunch : A combination salad, consisting of raw grated
carrots or cold slaw or both, half and half, and two or
three spoonfuls of a stewed or canned vegetable, such as
green peas, string beans or spinach. Add to this one of
the following items (whatever is in season): cucumbers,
tomatoes, green onions, lettuce or, other green leaf vege-
tables, celery, etc., but only a sufficient quantity for a
You may make an oil dressing according to your taste
if desired, using lemon juice instead of vinegar — for
flavoring purposes only. The rest of the meal should
consist of one baked or stewed vegetable such as cauli-
flower, beets, parsnips, turnips, squash, etc. If you still
feel as though you were hungry you may eat a small sized
baked potato or one slice of toasted bran or whole wheat
bread. Fats of any kind, including the ordinary butter,
are unnatural and therefore should not be eaten. How-
ever, should you crave fats it is best to use peanut butter
or some other nut butter on your bread. During the
winter months canned vegetables may be used when green
vegetables are not available. Drink the juice separately
in the morning and mix the green or string beans or
spinach, etc., with the salad stock as described above of
cold slaw or raw carrots. The object of this menu is to
supply the "broom" to provide means for mechanically
cleansing the digestive tract by quantities of raw, baked
and stewed starchless vegetables. This may be called
"Ehret's Standard Combination Salad," the "intestinal
broom" spoken of so frequently, and so necessary for
properly eliminating the stored up poisons now being
loosened during the body's house-cleaning.
Supper: Mix (half and half) a stewed fruit such as
apple sauce, stewed dried apricots, stewed dried peaches,
or stewed prunes with cottage cheese or with some very
ripe bananas, mashed, sweetened with brown sugar or
honey to taste.
The bananas would be for a less "mucused" or less acid
Menus for the Second Two Weeks
Lunch: First a baked apple, apple sauce or other
stewed dried fruit. After ten or fifteen minutes a combina-
tion salad as suggested in first menu, and bran or whole
wheat bread toasted if still hungty. Cow butter should be
gradually avoided and replaced by a vegetable or nut
butter during the transition. By allowing the cooked vege-
tables to soak on the salad for 10 to 15 minutes it serves
the purpose of a dressing.
Supper: A baked or stewed vegetable as suggested in
the first menu, followed with a vegetable salad made of
lettuce and cucumber or raw celery or a little cold slaw.
Menus for the Third Two Weeks
Lunch: During the summer this should be an exclu-
sive fruit meal*— one kind only. In winter a sweet dried
fruit, for example, prunes, figs, raisins or dates eaten with
apples or oranges or the dried fruits can be chewed
together with a very few nuts, and then followed by the
fresh fruits. If in the beginning this fails to satisfy, wait
for ten or fifteen minutes and then eat a few leaves of
lettuce or a cold vegetable either cooked or raw, but just
a small quantity.
Supper: A combination salad as suggested in the first
menu, followed by a baked vegetable.
Menus for the Fourth Two Weeks
Lunch: Fruits as in previous menus.
Supper: First eat fruits, either baked or stewed, or
fresh, followed a little later by a cold cooked vegetable
or better still a vegetable salad.
If you find that you are losing weight too rapidly, the
elimination should be slowed down by eating bread or
potatoes after the vegetables. Should you feel an intense
craving, in the beginning, for meat— a great desire return-
ing which you cannot resist, then eat vegetables only on
that day, and no Fruits.
A Dissolved Mystery
The reason doctors and even Naturopaths in general,
as well as the layman, do not believe in Fruit diet or
MucuSLESS diet, is simply this: Whoever experiments
without experience with this diet of healing, whether sick
or well, loses his faith immediately, as soon as he has a
crisis, becomes what he believes to be "seriously ill," that
is to say, a day on which a great amount of dissolved
waste, debris, mucus and other poisons are taken back
into the circulation, a day of great elimination. This
produces at the same time a strong, almost irresistible
craving for wrong foods and, strange at is may seem, the
patient most strongly craves for the wrong food which was
once his favorite. This is explained by the fact that Nature
is eliminating thru the circulation the waste of these foods,
and it is when they are in the circulation the craving and
desire is naturally enough produced.
This then is why it is of extreme importance that every
meal of a diet of healing and cleansing must leave the body
as soon as possible* Being mixed with die loosened and
dissolved poisons they cause these "uncomfortable" condi-
tions—a fact that has never before been perfectly under-
stood or explained*
Certain foods prove more laxative under certain condi-
tions. Therefore, eat the foods that you have personally
found to be the most laxative in your own body* If you
do not experience a regular bowel movement before retir-
ing, always help with an enema, a laxative or both. A
natural laxative help, which you will undoubtedly find
very efficient, is eating a few dried prunes before the other
fruits are taken.
Transition Diet (Continued)
Special Transition Recipes
Being known as a "diet expert" I receive continual
requests for a "diet book/' or least at a collection of food
combinations, mucusless recipes and menus.
Many volumes have already been published by numer-
ous dietitians, which are now on the market, varying in
price from $1.00 to $10.00. They call it "scientific diet,"
but not one of them is in accord with Nature, such as
exists in the animal kingdom, and which is SIMPLIC-
ITY, with absolutely no mixtures at all.
I must again remind you that cattle, for instance, when
in the wilderness eat absolutely nothing else than grass
during their entire life. No animal when eating combines
different foods at the same time or even drinks between
mouthfuls of food, with the possible exception of domesti-
cated animals changed into mixed eaters by civilized man.
The ideal and at the same time most natural method of
eating for man is one kind of fresh fruit, in season, and
you will soon notice after you have been living on the
transition diet for awhile, that you will feel more satisfied
and in fact are better nourished with one kind of fruit,
than with all kinds of scientific mixtures or prepared, made
up foods. This condition cannot of course take place until
your body is perfectly clean.
During the transition diet I use food combinations and
mixtures prepared from cooked, steamed or baked foods
for technical reasons, to better perform the healing process
intelligently, systematically and under control.
Vegetables and Fruits
My experience has taught me that only raw celery,
lettuce, carrots and beets combine well with fruits- In
general, it is best never to use more than three kinds with
the same combination. Always use one kind as the prevail-
ing "stock" or base.
For a bad, acid or "mucused stomach" use menus con-
sisting of more vegetables and very little fruits. For a
stomach in better condition, or the average stomach, use
more fruits and less vegetables. The following is an
1. For a Bad Stomach: Take as stock 2/3 grated or
shredded raw carrots, or grated celery or grated beets may
be used, altho carrots are best. Add l/3 of finely sliced
very ripe bananas and a few raisins or sliced dried figs.
No nuts or cereals. Never mix Nuts with wet Fruits.
2. For a Better Stomach: Take as stock 2 -'3 sliced
or grated apples, 1/3 shredded carrots (or celery or
beets). To increase the efficiency of this combination in its
aggressive, dissolving functions as a mucus and poison
eliminator add more raisins, sliced dried figs, honey or
a fruit jelly.
Fruit acid dissolves waste and forms gases; fruit sugar
ferments in the waste and stirs up, also forming gases.
Both eliminate and for this reason it can become harmful
if they work too intensively. It is therefore advisable to
use raw vegetables as a "broom" more frequently. For
this same reason, use stewed fruits in the beginning, or
at least half and half; for example half raw grated apples
(with the skin) and half apple sauce, sweetened with
A "Square Meal" Substitute
Before a crisis, during or shortly after, or to satisfy
a craving for wrong food especially rich in fat, you may
try the following occasionally. While too rich, they are
much less harmful than a square meal and will be found
to be very enjoyable :
Take some 'grated cocoanut, mixed or eaten together
with apple sauce, stewed prunes or sweetened apricots.
Very ripe bananas, or if unripened then baked, will be
found to satisfy when unusually "hungry."
Other kinds of grated nuts, or nut butter may be served
once in a while for this purpose, but are too rich in protein
and will produce, if continually used, mucus and uric acid.
Improved "Cooked 9 * Vegetables
Only one kind of cooked vegetable should be used at
one meal. It may be eaten either cold or warm, and mixed
with green salads and raw vegetables.
If cabbage, carrots, turnips, beets, cauliflower, onions,
etc., are slowly stewed in a very little water, or best, if
carefully baked, they become sweeter, which proves that
the carbon-hydrates are developed into grape sugar, more
or less, and the mineral salts are not destroyed and not
extracted. This is in fact an improvement and not waste.
In winter canned foods may be used as a substitute for
fresh ones. I differ from the raw food "fanatics" because
the food value is not important in a diet of healing. It is
of more importance that the patient should and shall enjoy
his change of diet during the transition until his tastes and
conditions have improved.
Special "Mucus-Eliminator" Recipes
1 . Raisins and figs or nuts, masticated thoroughly with
raw green onions at the same time. These must not be
eaten separately to secure best results.
2. Grated horse-radish mixed with honey. After mixing
allow to stand to take off sharp taste. The honey is only
used to make it more palliative. Two-thirds horse-radish,
and 1/3 honey, or to suit the taste. The ordinary radish,
especially the black radish, may also be used the same
way, or finely sliced and eaten alone as a salad. For con-
sumptives who cough without spitting, give one spoonful
every once in a while. There is a surprising amount of
mineral salts in radishes, especially the black radish.
Recipe for a Special Dissolver of Hardened Mucus
and Uric Acid
With the following recipe I once healed a woman, who
after six years of paralysis, became entirely normal, when
both fasting and the mucusless diet failed to effect a recov-
ery. It cannot be taken into a mucus-filled stomach. The
recipe follows: Take the juice and pulp of four lemons.
Grate the peel of one lemon and mix with the juice.
Sweeten with honey, brown sugar or fruit jelly to taste.
The object of the sweetening is to make the mixture less
sour and bitter.
This is really a question of personal taste. A good salad
or olive oil with lemon juice to taste is simple and good.
A spoonful of peanut butter or nut butter dissolved in
water and a little lemon juice added is another simple
recipe. Add finely sliced onions (green ) if desired. Home-
made mayonnaise, using lemon instead of vinegar, is not
especially harmful during the transition diet and can be
used if you enjoy it. Tomatoes cooked into a sauce, or a
good canned tomato soup mixed with the dressing may
help you enjoy the "transition diet. ,r
Even if the use of table salt is discontinued, you will
sometimes be very thirsty during your transition diet,
because your mucus, now back in the circulation and the
waste of decayed unnatural foods, eaten with salt during
your former life is very salty. When in the circulation you
will suffer from unnatural thirst. A light lemonade with
a little honey or brown sugar will relieve the thirst much
better than plain water.
The juice of any of the acid or sub-acid fruits makes a
good drink and the best is sweet apple cider, if not too
sweet. Cereal coffee, or even light genuine coffee, if this
was your customary drink, can be used during the tran-
Supplement to Transition Diet Menus
The "standard menu*' of the day in my Sanitarium,
besides special prescriptions for patients under personal
treatment, was as follows:
A drink in the morning.
LUNCH: One or two kinds of fruits.
Supper: Vegetables, mucuslean or mucusless.
This diet quickly brings the. average man, not callevl
sick, into better condition* Slight spells may be manifested
in some manner or other, but an "old chronic" or severe
disease, caused chiefly thru a drug poisoned body, must
be treated by systematically and individually prescribed
daily menus, continually changing same, "speeding up
and slowing down," according to the patient's changing
The Mucusless Diet Healing System is NOT a propa-
ganda like Vegetarianism or the Raw Food Movement;
it is a clinical Therapy of Eating that has to be studied
and intelligently advised and prescribed personally, the
same as is being done by all other methods of drugless
healing and therapeutics.
This diet heals every disease if it is possible to be healed
at all, because all disease-producing foods are finally elimi-
nated from the diet menus, and the new ones loosen, stir
up, remove and eliminate, clean, heal and cure the body.
You build up a new and for the first time in your life
a perfect, natural blood composition such as is defined in
Lesson 17. This new blood removes and eliminates finally
and unfailingly every disease matter even though your
doctor failed to locate exactly where it was. See Lessons
3 and 4.
The function of healing, the "operation without the
knife/' the cleansing, eliminating process begins almost
immediately and must of necessity be conducted, con-
trolled and supervised for weeks and even months to
secure proper results. The knowledge contained in these
lessons is sufficient to enable the student to properly super-
vise his own individual case.
The menus, combinations, mixtures and recipes are
therapeutical adjustments to enforce the self-healing of
the body, called disease, and not to suppress or to stop it
as is done with drugs.
The average patient expects the right diet to help him
at once; therefore the great desire for curative menus and
mixtures. Even most of the advanced doctors imagine that
a few menus and combinations from one day to the other
is all the knowledge necessary.
As yet they don't know the truth that you have learned
in the previous lessons, that Physiology and Pathology are
fundamentally wrong, that all present day ideas about
food and nourishment are entirely wrong and diametri-
cally opposite to the truth. Therefore they do not have
the slightest idea what happens and what must happen in
the human system, if for the first time in the patient's
life thp decade's old waste and poisons are stirred up and
have to be eliminated thru the circulation.
You must realize and perceive that you are starting on
an entirely new and perfect revolution, regeneration and
rejuvenation of your body, when you change your diet
in this way, and it cannot be accomplished within a few
days by simply eating some good menus and mixtures.
If a little starchy food is eaten after a meal it can be
called a Mucuslean Diet, But these starchy foods can
be made less harmful by destroying or neutralizing more
or less sticky properties of the pasty starch. The more
the potato is baked the better. Toast well done is best.
Raw cereals should be roasted first whenever desired,
and will be found to work as a good intestinal broom,
altho they contain stimulants. Rice is a great mucus-
former because it makes the best paste, but it can be
improved by soaking over night in water (you will notice
that the water becomes very sticky and slimy and of an
awful odor). Pour off the water from the rice and either
fry or bake it a little.
A Mucuslean Bread Recipe
Mix a rough bran flour or whole wheat flour with raw
grated carrots, half and half, add only as much white flour
as necessary to keep the dough, add somewhat grated
apples and a handful of grated nuts; also if desired, some
raisins. Bake very slowly and well. This is best eaten when
two or three days old or well toasted.
Lesson XVI-Part II.
Some Improved Recipes of Salad Dressings
Condiments are much less harmful than mucus forming
foods. The so-called poisonous table salt is a very good
mucus dissolver. The average mixed starch eater could not
stand this diet without salt. Of course with the perfect
mucusless diet the want and need of salt will be eliminated
automatically and with that the unnatural thirst.
Mayonnaise: Beat thoroughly for at least 5 minutes
one egg, to which add VERY SLOWLY a few drops at
a time one pint of good salad oil, continue beating while
adding oil. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
If tomato flavor is desired y6u may add the juice of one.
French Dressing: Mix teaspoonful lemon juice, four
tablespoons oil, -4 teaspoon honey, -4- teaspoon salt, -4
teaspoon of paprika. Mix I-4 tablespoons of oil with the
dry ingredients, stir well and add the lemon juice. As
dressing thickens thru stirring, add the rest of the oil and
a little garlic flavor if you like.
Some Standard Muscusless Cooked Recipes
As I said before you may call the Cold Slaw and Carrot
Combination the Standard Transition Salad. Now I will
give you the Standard Cooked Mixture.
Serbian Vegetable Goulash
Stew in a very little water or in olive oil or in a vege-
table fat, coarsely sliced white or red cabbage and some
sliced onions with some sliced sweet peppers, when in
season, and finish stewing with some sliced tomatoes; a
little salt and pepper if desired.
Red or white cabbage with onions baked or broiled in
a little fat and tomato sauce as a gravy is an appetizing
dish. The same can be done with cauliflower, carrots
brussels sprouts, beets with the leaves, etc.
The idea is to bake dry as possible and to afford occa-
sionally an enjoyable harmless substitute for the chops,
roasts, etc., which you have discontinued.
Some Special Suggestions Concerning
My "Cook Book"
You will notice that all menus and recipes are surpris-
ingly short. If you fall back into the same gluttony-like
mixtures, eating foods as described in vegetarian cook
books and even in raw food books you will never be
perfectly healed. The ideal menu for man is the "mono-
diet," consisting of one kind of fruit in season and I must
again remind you that no animal in freedom is a "mixed
eater" at one meal.
You learned that I use partly cooked food during the
transition diet and in the beginning the vegetables prevail.
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This has for its purpose the slowing down of the elimina-
tion, for it is well known that people can stand a stewed
or baked fruit whereas they cannot stand die same land
when fresh* Vital food is not the entire object to be gained
at first, but rather their property to dissolve and to elimi-
nate. This vital healing efficiency is most perfect in all
kinds of fresh fruits and will be found to be too aggressive
for die majority of patients. This is undoubtedly the cause
of the wrong ideas and reason for the "fruit fast'' being in
ill repute, and it is the same reason why I use stewed and
baked fruits in the beginning to slow down elimination.
Whenever you feel bad, the cause is that you have too
much dissolved mucus and probably old drugs in the
dux ulation; then slow down the elimination by not eating
rav fruits, nor even cooked fruits at all and for a few
days eat cooked or raw vegetables only. Vegetables work
more mechanically and dissolve less.
Later on when the roughest waste is eliminated from
your body and it becomes necessary like in all cases of a
severe chronic disease to carry the elimination by the new
blood deeper and deeper into the tissue system, the diet
must be restricted more and more, as the healing process
In the following lessons you will learn how a Fruit
Fast must be undertaken, what Scientific Therapeutical
Fasting is, and last but not least how the "Mucusless
Diet" is properly combined with fasting if found neces-
sary, or the principles and the details of the Mucus-
less Diet Healing System.
Note: Prof. Ehret frequently refers to having pur-
posely omitted recipes, in spite of repeated requests, and
gave as his reason, "In Nature, such as exists in the animal
kingdom, there are absolutely no mixtures at all. The
ideal and most natural method of eating is the mono-diet.
One kind of fresh fruit, when in season, should constitute
a meal, and you will find yourself better nourished. This
condition, of course, cannot take place until you have
thoroughly cleansed your body of toxemic poisons, mu-
cus, or call it foreign substances."
We feel sure that Prof. Ehret would have approved
and granted permission to include a few mucus-lean
recipes, particularly of salads, in this 20th edition of his
Mucusless Diet Healing System, after being convinced
as we have that the public demand requires substitutes
from the present day acknowledged method of food
preparation, if they are to successfully take up the Ehret
method. And so, with this thought in view, and with the
hopes of converting many more to the Ehret System, we
present a few sample menus simply as examples of how
to combine and prepare a meal.
Numerous other equally tasty menus can be arranged
by simply changing either the cooked vegetable or combi-
nation of raw vegetables.
The ideal diet of man is the mono-diet and mixtures
are prone to lead to gluttony, so that this should be re-
membered when arranging the meal*
1. Always Eat Fruit First. The digestion of ripe fruits takes
place within a normal stomach within a few minutes after eating. Wait
five or ten minutes before eating your vegetable course.
2. Do Not Drink Liquids of any kind with Meal. Liquids
of all kinds (including soups) interfere with proper digestion of meat
At least thirty minutes should elapse before drinking both before and
3. Man's Pood is Fruits and Herbs - (Genesis 2.) -For heating
purposes, uncooked, starchless green leaf vegetables (parsley, carrots,
celery, lettuce) , combined with fruits both in their natural and cooked
state, will be found to be much better than an exclusive fruit diet.
4. Mix but few Varieties. Fruit meals should consist of not
more than two kinds of fruits in season. Your appetite will dictate the
quantity to be eaten.
5. Never Eat Nuts with Juicy Fruits. When nuts are eaten
with fruits such as oranges, apples, pears, etc., the water makes nuts
indigestible. Dried fruits— figs, raisins, dates, prunes, can be eaten dry
with nuts. Chew together and masticate thoroughly. The fruit sugar
helps to digest the nuts.
6. Nature's Open Book is Simplicity. The fewer food mixtures
the better. Three different varieties should be sufficient—four and five
is often too many.
7. Do Not Over- Eat, Mother Nature requires moderation in all
Cottage Cheese and Apple Sauce mixture. Add raisins if desired.
Place on bed of Lettuce and serve.
A ten minute intermission affords the family an opportunity of
talking over the PLEASANT happenings of the day— and always
bear in mind that laughter aids digestion.
Salad-Natural Vegetable Combination Salad.
Baked Cauliflower. (Boil Cauliflower until about half done— then
bake in oven until brown. Use a suitable vegetable shortening when
baking in preference to butter fats. Serve either hot or cold, and add
dressing to suit.
Two pieces Zweibach toast.
Dried Fruit (such as Raisins, Dates, Figs) and Walnuts or Pecans
Salad— Cooked Combination Salad. Serve on Lettuce leaves.
Baked Irish Potato.
Fresh Fruit in season such as Peaches, Apricots, Grapes, (etc.)
Russian Salad (Tomatoes, Carrots, Celery, Water Cress, Onions).
Swedish Rye Krisp.
Carrot and Raisin Salad.
Ehret's Serbian Goulash.
Toasted Whole Wheat Bread.
Apple Sauce with Raisins.
Cold Slaw Salad. Slice raw Cabbage finely. Add Lemon juice to
soften and allow to stand at least one hour before serving. Add chopped
Onions, Celery and cold cooked Carrots or Peas. Dressing to taste.
Baked Sweet Potato.
Mashed ripe Bananas with fresh Strawberries and Honey to sweeten.
Mexican Cole Slaw.
Baked Banana Squash.
Cottage Cheese and Apricot Jam.
Lettuce and Tomato Salad.
One cooked vegetable.
Baked Apple with Honey.
Stuffed Prune Salad.
Vegetable Chop Suey.
Baked Apple or Apple Sauce.
Baked Beet tops.
Whole Wheat Toast.
Natural Combination Salad— Large bowl of lettuce cut very
fine; 4 handful s radishes, cut very fine; 4 handfuls tomatoes, chopped;
2 handfuls parsley, cut very fine. Add oil and lemon juice, and mix
thoroughly, let stand 15 minutes. Add a little mayonnaise if desired.
May Salad— Large bowl of chopped cabbage; 1 cup of radishes,
cut fine; \ cup sweet green peppers, chopped fine; \\ cups chopped
tomatoes; 1 cup green onions, chopped fine; \ cup parsley, chopped
fine; 1 cup cucumbers, chopped— if in season. Mix thoroughly. Add .2
tablespoons lemon juice and 3 tablespoons mayonnaise. Garnish with
olives or radishes, for decoration.
Apple and Celery Salad— Two cups cubed apples to whi ch
lemon juice has been added to keep from discoloring; 1 cup chopped
celery; J cup fine chopped parsley; 1 handful seedless raisins; 2 table-
spoons mayonnaise, mixed thoroughly. Serve on crisp lettuce leaves.
Cabbage Salad— Two cups shredded cabbage; 1 cup finely chopped
green peppers. Add 2 tablespoons lemon; soak 10 minutes. Add 2 table-
spoons mayonnaise dressing. Mix thoroughly. Serve on crisp lettuce
leaves. Decorate with chopped pimiento.
Carrot and Raisin Salad—Two cups coarsely shredded carrots.
Soak \ cup seedless raisins about 2 hours; \ cup finely chopped celery.
Mix thoroughly. Add 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.
Stuffed Prune Salad— Fill centers of cooked prunes with cottage
cheese. Place 1 blanched almond in center of cottage cheese. Serve on
lettuce leaves with mayonnaise.
Cooked Combination Salad— One cup diced cooked carrots;
1 cup cooked peas; 1 cup chopped cooked string beans; ^ cup finely
chopped raw celery. Mix thoroughly; add mayonnaise. Serve on crisp
Serbian Slaw-One cup coarsely chopped celery; I cup finely
sliced cabbage; £ cup finely chopped onions; $ cup minced olives;
I tablespoon chopped pimiento. Add oil and lemon juice.
Fruit Salad (served in Apple Shells)— Select good looking apples.
Cut off piece of top and remove meat of apple. Chop together the
apple hearts, pineapple and grapefruit, and cherries, in equal parts. Add
lemon juice. Sweeten with honey and place in the shells of apples.
Sprinkle with grated cocoanut.
Mexican Cold Slaw— Two cups of finely sliced red cabbage;
| cup chopped celery; 1 cup red kidney beans; $ cup chopped onions;
$ cup chopped peppers. Add olive oil and lemon juice.
Carrot and Apple Salad— Oat cup chopped carrots; I cup
cubed apples, soaked in lemon juice; £ cup chopped celery; finely
chopped onions to flavor; £ cup finely sliced dates. Add olive oil and
lemon juke. Soak for 15 minutes. Serve on crisp lettuce leaves.
Summer Salad—One cup chopped water cress; £ cup chopped
tomatoes; £ cup diced cumumbers; jt cup diced celery. Add olive oil
and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and serve on crisp lettuce leaves.
Russian Salad—Two ripe tomatoes; 4 medium size carrots, diced;
§ finely chopped onion; 2 sprigs chopped water cress; 2 stalks celery,
cut in 1-inch lengths and split. Mix with mayonnaise* Serve on bed of
lettuce. Garnish with sliced tomatoes.
Asparagus Salad— Cook asparagus and cut into 3-inch lengths.
Make bed of finely sliced lettuce. Put asparagus on lettuce. Add
mayonnaise if desired.
Cauliflower and Pea Salad— Cook cauliflower and break into
small pieces. To 2 cups cauliflower, add 1 cup cooked peas and 1 cup
chopped parsley. Add mayonnaise and serve on lettuce leaves.
Asparagus and Cauliflower Salad -Boil asparagus and cut
tips in 3-inch lengths. Boil cauliflower and break in small pieces. Mix
together in equal portions. Add mayonnaise. Serve on lettuce leaves.
Brazilian Salad— One and one-half cups ripe strawberries; \\
cups cubed pineapple, fresh; 12 blanched thinly sliced Brazil nuts;
marinated in 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Arrange lettuce on plates
in rose shape. Fill crown with above mixture.. Cover with spoonful of
mayonnaise. Decorate with strawberries.
Date and Celery Salad -Chop dates and celery— equal parts.
Serve with mayonnaise, on lettuce.
Waldorf Salad— One and one-half cups diced apples; £ cup
lemon juice; lj cups diced celery. Mix apples, celery and lemon juice
well together. Use crisp, tart apples. Drain off lemon juice. Add
mayonnaise dressing. Serve on crisp lettuce. Decorate with grated
Mock Chicken Salad-Two cups finely sliced cabbage; 1 cup
celery; 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion; \ cup green peppers, finely
chopped; 1 cup cubed nut loaf, cold. Add 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.
Mix thoroughly. Serve on crisp lettuce leaves. Decorate with olives.
Grated Carrot and Spinach Salad— One cup grated carrots;
1 cup chopped spinach; 1 cup cold slaw. Add lemon juice to spinach
and cold slaw, and soak 10 minutes. Prepare salad plates with leaves
of crisp lettuce— bottom layer cold slaw, second layer chopped spinach.
Top layer grated carrots. One spoonful mayonnaise, and ripe olive in
center for decoration.
Elimination Salad- Two cups chopped spinach; 2 cups cold
slaw; 1 cup fresh green peas; 1 cup chopped celery. Mix thoroughly.
Add lemon juice and oil. Serve as desired.
Water Cress Salad -Make bed of lettuce. Chop water cress.
2 tomatoes, sliced
Mixed Salad-Chop lettuce leaves (1 large bowl) ; 2 cups chapped
tomatoes; I cup chopped celery; 1 cup chopped onions; \ cup chopped
parsley. Mix thoroughly. Add lemon juice and oil.
Onion Salad— Two cups finely sliced cabbage; 1 cup sliced red
onions; 1 cup chopped tomatoes; $ cup coarsely chopped parsley. Add
2 tablespoons mayonnaise and mix thoroughly- Serve on crisp lettuce
leaves. Decorate with radishes.
Cooked Vegetable Recipes
Stuffed Onions-Select good sized onions. Remove slice from
top of each onion. Parboil onions until almost tender. Strain and
remove centers, making six cups. Chop onion that was scooped out.
Combine with soft crumbs or chopped pepper and comato pulp. Add
seasoning to taste. Refill onion cups. Place in pan and cover with onion
crumbs. Add A cup milk. Bake until tender.
Spinach Loaf-Wash spinach thoroughly. Cook in its own juice
until tender. Drain and chop. Chill and add onion finely chopped, and
the celery, finely cut. Moisten with French dressing. Mold and bake
in pan. Serve hot or cold.
Spinach Cutlets-Wash fresh spinach and beet tops thoroughly*
Cook separately in own juice until tender. Drain off water after cook-
ing and chop. (Canned spinach can be used if desired.) 1 cup fresh
beets medium size cooked until tender and diced. Braise 1 cup
chopped celery, 1 large onion coarsely sliced and one Bell pepper
chopped-in cooking oil until golden brown. 1 cup either peanuts or
walnuts coarsely chopped, i cup whole wheat cracker crumbs or
toasted whole wheat crumbs. Place all ingredients in chopping bowl
and chop thoroughly. Mold into round patties or cutlets. Dip in
cracker crumbs and fry in cooking oil or olive oil. Serve either hot
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Sauted Sweet Potatoes and Carrot $-2 cups diced sweet pota-
toes; 2 cups diced fresh carrots or one 8 oz. can. Cook sweet potatoes
until tender. If fresh carrots are used, cook in covered pot with as
little water possible, until tender. With canned carrots, drain liquid.
Combine sweet potatoes and carrots and saute in frying pan using
vegetable or olive oil. Season with flavoring. Sprinkle with finely
chopped parsley before serving.
Vegetarian Hash-l cup cooked Lima beans; i cup cooked
peas; \ cup chopped celery; i cup toasted bread crumbs; 2 cups
boiled or baked potatoes diced; d cup diced beets cooked; 4 table-
spoons cooking oil; 2 boiled onions chopped; 2 tablespoons whole
wheat flour; brown onions and flour in oil, add 2 cups hot water, cook
until done. Add rest of ingredients and bake until brown.
Li ma Beans and Cabbage en Casserole— 2 cups shredded
cabbage; 1 pound package fresh frozen lima beans or two 8 oz. cans;
toasted bread crumbs; vegetable oil. Cook cabbage in covered pot for
about 12 minutes, or until tender, using as little water as possible. Pre-
pare frozen lima beans same way. If canned limas are used, drain liquid.
Put alternate layers of vegetables in oiled baking dish. Dot with oleo-
margarine; add toasted bread crumbs and bake in moderate oven 15 to
20 minutes. Serves six.
New England Boiled Dinner-Four and one-half cups pota-
toes; 1 cup turnips; 2 cups onions; I J cups carrots; 2 J cups cabbage.
Cut potatoes, carrots and turnips in % 'mch cubes. Slice onions. Cut
cabbage into pieces about \\ inches square. Boil potatoes and onions
together. Cabbage may be either cooked separately or added to carrots
and turnips when they are partially cooked. When all are done, mix
together and serve.
Baked Artichokes— Boil until done. Remove from water. Spread
open a few of outside leaves and add garlic cloves. Place in pan. Pour
over olive oil and bake in oven about 25 minutes.
Egg Plant Hash-Cut in half lengthwise. Place in oven until
baked to a mushy pulp. Remove and peel. Mash. Add fried onion.
Season with salt and pepper.
Baked Beet To/>5— Boil beet tops and spinach separately, half
of each. Drain and chop. Braise onions. Add chopped celery. Mix all
together. Put in pan. Cover with bread crumbs and bake.
Vegetable Chicken a la King—Two stalks sliced celery; 2 cups
chopped bell peppers; $ cup pimiento; \ cup green peas; \ cup carrots,
cubed. Add sliced onion. Make cream wholewheat flour gravy. Serve
on wholewheat coast or patties.
Mock Chicken Croquettes— Make base of braised onions, bell
peppers and celery. Add mashed baked potatoes, carrots, peas -or
other cooked vegetables if preferred. Toasted bread crumbs. Mold and
bake in oil until golden brown.
Vegetable Chop Suey— Braise coarsely chopped onions. Put
in pot to bake. Add chopped celery, bean sprouts, chopped bell pep-
pers, water chestnuts, dried mushrooms (soak mushrooms at least
three hours before using) , tomatoes to flavor bake in oil until
Mock Country Sausage-Boiled brown rice; bread crumbs,
toasted; celery; chopped walnuts; peanut butter; sliced onions braised.
Flavor with garlic and sage. Salt to flavor. Moid in round balls. Bread
and dtp in hot oil until golden brown.
Vegetable Hamburger-Braise onions with bell peppers. Add
, garlic to taste.. Cook together. Add toasted bread crumbs, celery,
walnuts and hominy. Mold and bake in oiled pan. Serve with onions.
Stuffed Bell Peppers— Four large peppers; l£ tablespoons mar-
garine; \\ tablespoons wholewheat flour; 1 cup milk; £ cup chopped
nut meats; 1 cup bread crumbs; \ cup diced celery; 4 teaspoons grated
onion. Remove seeds from peppers and parboil 10 minutes. Drain.
Add chopped nut meats, celery, bread crumbs and grated onion.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fill cooked drained peppers
with mixture. Spread additional crumbs on top of peppers. Bake in
Baked Tomatoes^Cut tops from tomatoes and scoop out pulp.
Season pulp with grated onions and parsley. Replace into shells of
tomatoes, put tops back on, cover and bake for 25 minutes, basting
with good salad oil. Arrange on bed of watet cress or lettuce sur-
rounded by sliced cooked beets. Use dressing desired.
Carrot Nut Loaf— Two cups coarsely chopped carrots; \ cup
toasted crumbs; I cup chopped celery; ] cup chopped walnuts; 1 cup
mashed tomatoes; \ cup braised sliced onions. Mix together, add 2
tablespoons margarine. Place in loaf pan and bake \ hour.
Vegetable Sausage and Sauerkraut-One cup sliced onions;
2 cups natural brown rice; J cup finely chopped peanuts; \ cup toasted
crumbs. Braise onions in margarine. Soak rice over night, or at least
6 hours, and after pouring off water, add fresh water and boil until
soft. Mix rice, crumbs, peanuts and onions. Mold in shape of sausages,
dip in egg and roll in fine cracker crumbs. Dip in hot oil until golden
brown. Warm sauerkraut and serve.
ZM.ccini'Italienne—SMct in about J-inch thickness 2 good sized
zuccini; 1 good sized tomato; £ red onion, sliced; and 1 small dove
of garlic, if desired. Cook zuccini and onions for about 30 minutes,
add tomatoes and cook additional 10 minutes.
New Potatoes and String Beans— Steam potatoes and peeL
Cook string beans with as little water as possible* Place both on baking
pan and add chopped parsley. Pour over Italian Olive Oil and warm
in oven (or 15 minutes. Serve.
Corn Saute— Two cups shoepeg corn; $ cup chopped bell pep-
pers (braised) ; £ cup chopped onions; t cup chopped pimientos. Mix
ingredients and bake 15 minutes in a slow oven.
Vegetarian Corn Beef- One cup of cubed carrots; 1 cup of
cabbage, coarsely chopped; £ cup potatoes; £ cup celery chopped.
Steamed vegetables. Fill baking pan \ full with brown gravy, add
ingredients, brush lightly with margarine, and bake 10 minutes at
400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Italian Meat Balls—Soak spaghetti (wholewheat) and cook
until tender, about 2 cups; 2 cups of nut meat loaf; £ cup onions;
£ cup chopped celery; $ cup hot peppers, or to flavor. Mix ingredients,
after adding Spanish sauce. Form in balls, bake in pan and serve with
Mock Halibut Cutlets with Tartar Sauce— Two cups lima
beans until soft, braise onions and bell peppers together with flavor-
ing. Mix ingredients, dip in bread crumbs and bake after molding
in any form desired. Serve with tartar sauce made without vinegar
or pickles, and sprigs of parsley.
Fasting (Part 1)
It is significant for bur time of degeneration that fast-
ing, by which I mean living without solid and liquid food,
is still a problem as a healing factor for the average man,
as well as for the orthodox medical doctor. Even Natur-
opathy required a few decades in its development to take
up Nature's only, universal and omnipotent "remedy" of
healing. It is further significant that fasting is still con-
sidered as a "special" kind of cure, and due to some truly
"marvelous" results here and there, it has quite recently
become a world-wide fad. Some expert Nature-cure advo-
cators plan out general "prescriptions" of fasting, and
how to break a fast regardless of your condition or the
cause from which you are a sufferer.
On the other hand, fasting is so feared and misrepre-
sented that the average man actually considers you a fool
if you miss a few meals when sick, thinking you will
starve to death, when in reality you are being cured. The
medical doctor in general endorses and, in fact, teaches
such foolish beliefs regarding Nature's only foundational
law of all healing and "curing." He fails to understand
the difference between fasting and starvation.
Whatever has been designed and formulated to elimi-
nate the disease matters and designed as "natural treat-
ments" without having at least some restriction or change
in diet, or fasting, is a fundamental disregard of the truth
concerning the cause of disease*
Have you ever thought what the lack of appetite means
when sick? And that animals have no doctors, and no
drug stores, and no sanitariums, and no machinery to heal
them? Nature demonstrates and teaches by that example
that there is only one disease and that one is caused thru
eating and, therefore, every disease whatsoever it may be
named by man, is and can be healed by one "remedy"
only— by doing the direct opposite of the cause—by the
compensation of the wrong— i.e., reducing the quantity of
food or fasting. The reason s^gpan^ ^especially long,
fasting cures have failed and coranV© fail is due to the
ignorance which still exists regardit^r^rtrlis going on in
the body during a fast, an ig^S^iS^ BStMMx is tin g even
in the minds of NaturopathsanSTasting experts up to
the present date*
I dare say there may not be another man in history
who has studied, investigated, tested and experimented
on fasting as much as I did* There is no other expert at
present, as far as I know, who conducted so many fasting
cures on the most severe cases, as I did. I opened the first
special sanitarium in the world for fasting, combined with
the Mucusless Diet, and fasting is an essential part of the
Mucusless Diet Healing System. I have likewise made
four public scientific tests of fasting of 21, 24 and 32 days,
respectively, as a demonstration. The latter test is the
world's record of a fast conducted under a stria scientific
supervision of government officials.
You may therefore believe me when I teach something
new and instructive about what actually happens in the
body during a fast. You leirned in Lesson 5 that the body
must first be considered as a machine, a mechanism made
of rubber-like material which has been over-expanded
during its entire life thru overeating. Therefore, the func-
tioning of the organism is continually obstructed by an
unnatural over-pressure of the blood and on the tissues.
As soon as you stop eating, this over-pressure is rapidly
relieved, the avenues of circulation contract, the blood
becomes more concentrated and the superfluous water is
eliminated. This goes on for the first few days and you
may even feel fine, but then the obstructions of the circu-
lation become greater because the diameter of the avenues
becomes smaller and the blood must circulate thru many
parts of the body, especially in the tissues, at and around
the symptom, against sticky mucus pressed-out and dis-
solved from the inside walls; in other words, the blood
stream must overcome, dissolve and carry with itself mucus
and poisons for elimination thru the kidneys.
When you fast you eliminate first and at once the
primary obstructions of wrong and too much eating. This
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results in your feeling relatively good, or possibly even
better than when eating, but, as previously explained, you
bring new, secondary obstructions from your own waste
in the circulation and you feel miserable. You and every-
one else blames the lack of food* The next day you can
notice with certainty mucus in the urine and when the
quantity of waste, taken in the circulation, is eliminated,
you will undoubtedly feel fine, even stronger than ever
before* So it is a well known fact that a faster can feel
better and is actually stronger on die twentieth day than
on the fifth or sixth day, certainly a tremendous proof that
vitality does not depend primarily on food, but rather
from an unobstructed circulation* (See Lesson 5.) The
smaller the amount of "O" (obstruction) the greater "P"
(air pressure) and therefore V (vitality).
Thru the above enlightening explanation you see that
fasting is: first, a negative proposition to relieve the body
from direct obstructions of solid, most unnatural foods;
second, that it is a mechanical process of elimination by
contracting tissues pressing out mucus, causing friction
and obstruction in the circulation.
The following are examples of vitality from **P,**
Power, air pressure alone:
One of my first f asters, a relatively healthy vegetarian,
walked 45 miles in the mountains on his 24th fast day*
A friend fifteen years younger and myself walked 56
Hours Continually after a ten-day fast.
A German physician, a specialist in fasting cures, pubr
lished a pamphlet entitled, "Fasting, the Increase of
Vitality." He learned the same fact that I did, but he does
not know why and how, and vitality therefore remained
mysterious for him.
If you drink only water during a fast, the human mech-
anism cleanses itself, the same as though you would press
out a dirty watery sponge, but the dirt in this instance is
sticky mucus, and in many cases pus and drugs, which
must pass thru the circulation until it is so thoroughly
dissolved that it can pass thru the fine structure of the
"physiological sieve" called kidneys.
Fasting (Part 2)
As long as the waste is in the circulation you feel miser-
able during a fast; as soon as it is thru the kidneys you
feel fine. Two or three days later and die same process
repeats itself. It must now be clear to you why conditions
change so often during a fast; it must now be clear to you
why it is possible for you to feel unusually better and
stronger on the twentieth fast day than on the fifth, for
But this entire cleansing work, thru continued contract-
ing of the tissues (becoming lean) must be done by, and
with the original old blood composition of the patient,
and consequendy a long fast, especially a too long fast,
may become in fact a crime if the sick organism is too
greatly clogged up by waste. Fasters who died from too
long a fast did not die from lack of food, but actually
suffocated in and with their own waste. I made this state-
ment years ago. More clearly expressed: The immediate
cause of death is not a poverty of the blood in vital sub-
stances, but from too much obstruction, "O" (obstruction)
becomes as great as or even greater than "P" (air pres-
sure) and the body mechanism is at its "death point."
I gave all of my fasters lemonade with a trace of honey
or brown sugar for loosening and thinning the mucus in
the circulation. Lemon juice and fruit acids of all kinds
neutralize the stickiness of mucus and pus (acid paste
cannot be used for sticking purposes).
If a patient has ever taken drugs over his entire life
period— which become stored up in the body like the waste
from food, his condition might easily prove serious or
even dangerous when these poisons enter the circulation,
when he takes his first fast. Palpitation of the heart, head
aches, nervousness may set in, and especially insomnia.
/ saw patients eliminate drugs they had taken as long as
forty years before. Symptoms such as described above are
blamed on the "fast" by everybody, and especially doctors.
How Long Should One Fast?
Nature answers this question in the animal kingdom
with a certain cruelty, "fast until you are either healed or
dead!" In my estimation 50 to 60% of the so-called
"healthy" men of today and 80 to 90% of the seriously
chronic sick would die from their latent diseases thru a
How long one should fast cannot be definitely stated
at all, in advance, even in cases where the condition of
the patient is known. When and how to break the fast is
determined by noting carefully how conditions change
during the fast—you now understand that the fast should
be broken as soon as you notice that the obstructions are
becoming too great in the circulation, and the blood needs
new vital substances to resist and neutralize die poisons.
Change your ideas regarding the claim "the longer you
fast the better the cure.*' You may now readily understand
why. Man is the sickest animal on earth; no other animal
has violated the laws of eating as much as man; no other
animal eats as wrongly as man.
Here is the point where human intelligence can cor-
rectly assist in the self-healing process by the following
adjustments which embrace the Mucusless Diet Healing
First Prepare for an easier fast by a gradually chang-
ing diet towards a mucusless diet, and by laxatives and
Second. Change shorter fasts periodically with some
eating days of cleansing, mucus-poor and mucusless diet
Third. Be particularly careful if the patient used much
drugs; especially if a mercury or saltpetre, oxide of silver
(taken for venereal diseases) have been used, in which
case a long, slowly changing, preparative diet is advisable.
An "expert V* suggestion to fast until the tongM* is
clean caused many troubles with "fanatical" f asters, and
I personally know of one death. You may be surprised
when I tell you that I had to cure patients from the ill-
effects of too long a fast. The reason will be clear later.
In spite of the above, every cure, and especially every
cure of diet should start with a two or three-day fast.
Every patient can do this without any harm, regardless of
how seriously sick he may be. First a light laxative and
then an enema daily, makes it easier as well as harmless.
Hew to Break a fast
The right food after a fast is as important and decisive
for proper results as the fast itself. At the same time, it
depends entirely upon the condition of the patient, and
very much upon the length of the fast. You may learn
from the results of the two extreme cases, both of which
ended fatally (not from the fast, but from the first wrong
meal), just why this KNOWLEDGE is so important.
A one-sided meat eater, suffering from diabetes, broke
his fast which lasted about a week by eating dates and
died from the effects. A man of over 60 years of age fasted
twenty-eight days (too long) ; his first meal of vegetarian
foods consisting mainly of boiled potatoes. A necessary
operation showed that the potatoes were kept in the con-
tracted intestines by thick, sticky mucus so strong that a
piece had to be cut off, and the patient died shortly after
In the first case the terrible poisons loosened in the
stomach of this one-sided meat eater during his fast when
mixed with the concentrated fruit sugar of the dates caused
at once so great a fermentation with carbonic acid gases
and other poisons that the patient could not stand the
shock. The correct advice would be: First a laxative, later
raw and cooked starcMess vegetables, a piece of rough
bran bread toast. Saurlcraut is to be recommended in
such cases. No fruits should be eaten for a long time after
fast has been broken. Hie patient should have been pre-
pared for the fast by a longer transition diet
In die second case the patient fasted entirely too long
for a man of his age without proper preparation. Hot com-
presses on the abdomen, high enemas might have helped
the elimination, together with a strong eliminative laxative
and then starchless, mosdy raw, vegetables; no fruits for
a considerable time.
Thru these two very instructive examples you may see
how individually different the advice must be, and how
wrong it is to make up general suggestions concerning
how to break a fast.
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Fasting (Part 3)
Important Rules to be Carefully Studied
What can be said in general, and what I teach is new
and different from the average fasting experts, and is as
1. The first meal and the menus for a few days after
a fast must be of a laxative effect, and not of nourishing
value as mostly all others think.
2. The sooner the first meal passes thru the body the
more efficiently it carries out the loosened mucus and
poisons of the intestines and the stomach.
3. If no good stool is experienced after two or three
hours, help with laxatives and enemas. Whenever I fasted
I always experienced a good bowel movement at least one
hour after eating, and at once felt fine. After breaking a
long fast I spent more time on the toilet than in bed the
following night— and that was as it should be.
While sojourning in Italy many years ago, I drank
about three quarts of fresh grape juice after a fast. At once
I experienced a watery diarrhea set in foaming mucus.
Almost immediately after I experienced a feeling of such
unusual strength that I easily performed the knee-bending
and arm-stretching exercise 352 times. This removal so
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thoroughly of obstructions, taking place after a fast of a
few days, increased "P"— vitality at once! You will have
to experience a similiar sensation to believe me, and then
you will agree with my formula, "V" = "P" - "O," and
you will realize the absurdity of making up scientific
nourishing menus for health and efficiency.
4. The longer the fast the more efficiently the bowels
perform after it is over.
5. The best laxative foods after a fast are fresh sweet
fruits; best of all are cherries and grapes then a little
soaked or stewed prunes. These fruits must not be used
after a meat-eater s first fast, but only for people who have
lived for a certain time on mucusless or at least mucus-
poor foods^-the "transition diet."
6. In the average case it is advisable to break the fast
with raw and cooked starchless vegetables; stewed spinach
has a specially good effect.
7. If the first meal foods do not cause any unpleasant-
ness, you may eat as much as you can. Eating only a
small quantity of food for the first 2 or 3 days without
experiencing a bowel movement—owing to the small
amount of food taken (another wrong advice given by
"experts")— is dangerous -
8. If you are in the proper condition so that you can
start eating with fruits, and you have no bowel movement
after about an hour, then eat more or eat a vegetable
meal as suggested above, eat until you bring out the waste
accumulated during the fast with your stool, after eating
the first meal.
Rules During the Fast
1. Clean die lower intestines as well as you can with
enemas, at least every other day.
2. Before starting a longer fast, take a laxative occasion-
ally, and by all means the day before you start the fast.
3. If possible, remain in the fresh air, day and night.
4. Take a walk, exercise, or some other physical work
only when you feel strong enough to do it; if tired and
weak, rest and sleep as much as you can.
5. On days that you feel weak, and you will experience
such days when the waste is in the circulation, you will
find that your sleep is restless and disturbed, and you may
experience bad dreams. This is caused thru the poisons
passing thru the brain. Doubt, loss of faith, will arise in
your mind; then take this lesson and read it over and over,
as well as the other fasting chapters and especially Lesson
5. Don't forget that you are, parenthetically speaking,
lying on Nature's operating table; the most wonderful of
all operations that could be performed; and without the
use of a knife! If any extraordinary sensation occurs due
to the drugs that are now in the circulation, take an enema
at once, lie down, and if necessary break the fast, but not
6. Whenever you arise after lying down, do it slowly,
otherwise you may become dizzy. The latter condition is
not serious, but you had better avoid it in this manner. It
caused me considerable fear in the beginning, and I know
of a number of f asters and strict eaters who gave up when
they experienced this sensation— lost their faith forever.
The "fanatic" fasting enthusiast drinks only water. He
thinks it best to avoid any trace of food whatsoever. I
consider a light lemonade with a little honey or brown
sugar or a fruit juice the best. Drink as often as you care
to during the day, but in general not more than 2 or 3
quarts a day* The less you drink the more aggressive the
As a change, vegetable juices made from cooked starch-
less vegetables is very good during a longer fast. Raw
tomato juice, etc, is also good. But if fruit juice— for
example, orange juice, is used during a long fast, be
extremely careful because the fruit juices may cause the
poisons to become loosened too rapidly without causing
a bowel movement. I know a number of such fruit or fruit-
juice fasts which failed completely because all mucus and
all poisons if loosened too fast and too much at one time
disturbs all organs too greatly when in the circulation, and
can be eliminated only thru the circulation and without
the aid of bowel movements.
Morning Fast or Non-Breakfast Plan
The worst of all eating habits nowadays is to stuff the
stomach with food early in the morning. In European
countries, excepting England, no one takes a regular meal
for breakfast; it is generally a drink of some kind with
The only time that man does not eat for 10 to 12 hours
is during the night while he is asleep. As soon as his
stomach is free from food, the body starts the eliminating
process of a fast; therefore encumbered people awaken in
the morning feeling miserable and usually have a heavily
coated tongue. They have no appetite at all, yet they
demand food, eat it, and feel better— WHY?
Another "Mystery" Revealed
This is one of the greatest problems I solved, and is one
that puzzles all "experts" who believe it is the food itself.
As soon as you refill the stomach with food, The Elim-
ination is Stopped and you feel better! I must say that
this secret which I discovered is undoubtedly the explana-
tion of why eating became a habit and is no longer what
Nature intended it should be, namely a satisfaction, a
compensation of Nature's need of food.
This habit of eating, affecting all civilized mankind and
now physiologically explained involves and proves the
saying I coined long ago: "Life is a tragedy of nutrition."
The more waste that man accumulates, the more he must
eat to stop the elimination. I had patients who had to eat
several times during the night to be able to sleep again. In
other words, they had to put food in the stomach to avoid
the digestion of mucus and poisons accumulated there!
Fasting (Part 4)
You have just read in Lesson 19 about patients eating
several times during the night in order to sleep again. You
have been taught why this happens* Upon awakening you
may perhaps feel fine, but instead of getting up you remain
in bed and fall asleep again, have a bad dream, and
actually feel miserable upon awakening the second time.
You can now understand the exact reason for this*
As soon as you get up and move around, walk or exer-
cise, the body is in an entirely different condition than
during the sleep. The elimination is slowed down, the
energy being used elsewhere*
If eating breakfast is eliminated from your daily menus,
you will probably experience some harmless sensations,
such as headaches for the first one or two days, but after
that you will feel much better, work better, and enjoy your
luncheon better than ever. Hundreds of severe cases have
been cured by the **non-breakfast-fast** alone, without
important changes in diet; proving that the habit of a
full breakfast meal is the worst of all, and most injurious.
It is advisable and really of great advantage to allow
die patient to have the same drink for breakfast that he
is accustomed to; if he craves coffee, let him continue his
drink of coffee, but absolutely no SOLID food! Later on,
replace the coffee with a warm vegetable juice, and still
later change to lemonade. This change should be made
gradually for the average mixed eater.
The 24-Hour Fast, or One Meal a Day Plan
As with the breakfast-fast, you can heal more severe
cases with the 24-hour fast, or in case$ of deep chronic
encumbrance and drugs it is a careful, preliminary step
to the necessary longer fasts. The best time to eat is in
the afternoon, say, 3 or 4 o'clock P. M.
If the patient is on the mucusless or transition diet, let
him eat the fruits first (fruits should always be eaten
first), and after an elapse of 15 or 20 minutes eat the
vegetables; but all should be eaten within an hour so that
it is, so to say, one meal.
Fasting When Used in Connection With the Mucusless
Diet Healing System
As I have stated before, I am no longer in favor of
long fasts. In fact it may become criminal to let a patient
fast for 30 or 40 days on water— contracting the avenues
of circulation, which are continually filled up more and
more with mucus and by dangerous otddrugs and poisons,
and at the same time rotten blood from his old "stock";
in fact actually starving from necessary vital food ele-
ments. No one can stand a fast of that kind without
disadvantage, or without harming his vitality.
If fasting is to be used at all, then start at first with
the non -break fast plan; then follow with the 24-hour fast
for a while; then gradually increase up to 3, 4 or 5-day
fasts, eating between fasts for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days a mucusless
diet, combined individually as an elimination adjustment,
and at the same time supplying and rebuilding the body
continually with and by the best elements contained in
and found only in mucusless foods.
Thru such an intermittent fast the blood is gradually
improved, regenerated, can more easily stand the poisons
and waste, and is able at the same time to dissolve and
eliminate "disease deposits" from the deepest tissues of
the body; deposits that no doctor ever dreamed existed,
and that no other method of healing has ever discovered
or can ever remove.
This, then, is die Mucusless Diet Healing System,
with fasting an essential part of it.
Fasting in Cases of Acute Disease
"Hunger Cures- Wonder Cures" was the title of the
first fasting book I ever read. It gave the experiences of a
country doctor, in which he said, "No feverish, acute
disease must nor can end with death if Nature's instinc-
tive command, to stop eating thru lack of appetite, is
It is insanity to give food to a pneumonia patient with
a high fever, for instance. Having had an unusual con*
traction of the lung tissues by a "cold," the pressed-out
mucus goes into the circulation and produces an unusual
heat-fever. The human engine, already at the bursting
point thru heat, becomes more heated (feverish) thru
partaking of solid food, meat broth, etc. (good, nourish-
ing foods, so-called).
Air baths taken in the room, enemas, laxatives, cool
lemonade would save the lives of thousands of young
men who are now daily permitted to die, the innocent
victims of pneumonia or other acute diseases— due to the
stubborn ignorance of doctors and so-called highly civil-
The Superior Fast
Please try and memorize the lesson on Metabolism
(Lesson 9) because it is the most important truth of my
new physiology; also Lesson 5, and you will clearly under-
stand fasting with all its possible sensations.
All experts, excepting myself, believe that you live from
your own flesh during a fast. You know now that what
they call Metabolism— "Metabolize your own flesh when
you fast," is simply the elimination of waste.
The Indian "fakir," the greatest faster in the world
today, is nothing but skin and bones. I learned that the
cleaner you are, the easier it is to fast, and the longer you
can stand it. In other words, in a body free from all waste
and poisons, and when no solid foods are taken, the human
body functions for the first time in its life without obstruc-
tions. The elasticity of the entire tissue system, and of the
internal organs, especially of the spongy lungs, work with
an entirely different vibration and efficiency than ever
before, by air alone and without the slightest obstruction.
Stated differendy: "V" equals "F* and if you simply
supply the "engine** with the necessary water which is
used up, you ascend into a higher state of physical, mental
and spiritual conditions. I call that the "Superior Fast"
If your blood "stock" is formed from eating the foods
I teach, your brain will function in a manner that will
surprise you. Your former life will take on the appearence
of a dream, and for the first time in your existence your
consciousness awakens to a real-self -consciousness.
Your mind, your thinking, your ideals, your aspirations
and your philosophy changes fundamentally in such a way
as to beggar description.
Your soul will shout for joy and triumph over all
misery of life, leaving it all behind you. For the first time
you will feel a vibration of vitality through your body (like
a slight electric current) that shakes you delightfully.
You will learn and realize that fasting and superior
fasting (and not volumes of psychology and philosophy)
is the real and only key to a superior life; to the revelation
of a superior world, and to the spiritual world.
"Destructive Diet of Civilization and the
Mucusless Diet, the Natural
Food of Man"
You have now learned that total abstinence from food
— FASTING — is the best and most effective method
of healing. This proves with logical consequence how
small a quantity is in fact necessary to sustain life and
justifies my oft-repeated statement, "The wonder is that
we live in spite of our excessive eating, in spite of our
eating such wrong, destructive foods." In this light of
truth it almost appears ridiculous to note the endless
fight and confusion regarding dietetics, protein, mineral
salts, vitamins, etc. The potential food value is not the
first question at all. You cannot heal drunkenness by
water without stopping the intake of alcohol. You can-
not heal disease thru any kind of adjustments, treat-
ments or diets, without stopping the eating of the foods
which produce disease, the latter being 90% of the
present day destructive diet of civilization.
I named the natural food of man, fruits and starchless
greenleaf vegetables (as it is said in Genesis, "fruits and
herbs") "Mucusless Diet," because mucus is the main
and important and significant substance, while the other,
wrong foods, contain! produce and encumber the human
body with the matter of disease.
The entire "teachings" of scientific dietetics, food values,
statistics, etc., are useless and in vain as long as the first
step is not taken, and that is to see all foods and their
value from a principally different angle:
1. How far and how much foods produce and leave
disease matter (mucus) in the body.
Z Their dissolving, eliminating, healing properties. For
this purpose I give you a special critique of the different
foods, wrong foods especially, and you can see at once
why they are "destructive" with no positive food value at
all, but producing and leaving stored up waste in the body.
See Lesson 14 and you will find that Berg's investigations
proved to be the same that I found by intuition, experi-
menting and thru experience with myself and some thou-
sands of patients.
All are in a decomposing state, producing cadaver poi-
sons, uric acid in the body and mucus; fats are the worst,
even butter is unusable for the human body. No animals
Eggs are even worse than meats, because not only have
eggs too high protein qualities, but they contain a gluey
property much worse than meat and are therefore very
constipating, quite more so than meat Hard boiled eggs
are less harmful, because the gluey qualities are destroyed;
the white of eggs makes a very perfect glue.
Also makes a good glue for painting. Cow's milk is
too rick for adults and for babies, and plainly destructive.
A baby's stomach cannot digest what a calf can. If milk
must be used then add at least half water and some milk
sugar. Sour milk and buttermilk are less harmful and
possess some laxative qualities; the gluey sticky properties
disappear. Cottage cheese with stewed fruit (see Lesson
15) is good for transition diet. All other kinds of cheese
are highly acid and are mucus formers.
All fats are acid forming, even those of vegetable origin,
and are not used by the body. You will continue to like,
crave and use them only as long as you can still see mucus
in the "magic mirror." What doctors call heat calories is
caused by the fats in friction, obstruction in the circula-
tion; they constipate the small blood vessels.
Cereals and all flour products form mucus and acid.
The worst of all is white flour, because it makes the best
paste. Bran, graham, whole wheat or rye bread are less
harmful, because they have lost their sticky properties.
When well done or toasted and well baked they are much
less harmful. Raw cereals, if toasted, are to some extent
a mucus broom, but contain stimulants, wrongly believed
to be "food value." Pies made of rough unbaked dough
are, according to my belief, absurd. When eaten with
sweets and acids they are mucus and gas producers the
same as French pastry.
Lentils, dried beans and dried peas are too rich in
protein, the same as meat and eggs. The peanut is a
A little better than flour products, because they contain
more mineral salts (see Berg's tables), nor do they make
a good, sticky paste. Sweet potatoes come close to natural
sweets, but are too rich. Well fried, or crusty, baked like
Saratoga chips, but without the animal grease, sweet
potatoes are almost mucusless.
Is one of the greatest mucus formers and makes an
excellent paste. I firmly believe thru my experience with
serious cases of sickness (awful boils, etc.) prevalent
among one-sided rice eaters, that rice is the foundational
cause of leprosy, that terrible pestilence.
All nuts are too rich in protein and fat and should be
eaten only in winter, and then only sparingly. Nuts should
be chewed together with some dried sweet fruits or honey,
never with juicy fruits, because water and fat do not mix.
With the possible exception of nuts, the above represent
about all of the foods which have to be prepared in some
manner for eating; in fact they are tasteless unless specially
prepared. All of these unnatural foods are extremely bitter,
and in fact for a normal nose they possess an offensive
odor. The sense organs of man are in a pathological state
embodied in a "pus-like" mucus and waste, the same as
the entire system, and being in a partly decayed condition
themselves, they find this half rotten food palatable. If
the tongue is clean from mucus, and the nose 'for the first
time free from dirty filth, both then become in fact "magic
mirrors," "revelation organs," we may call them, the
bridge of the sixth sense, that is, to sense the truth. You
lose all desire for, and in fact cannot stand these stimulat-
ing spices, especially table salt, any longer. What civilized
man calls good to eat, delicious taste, is absurd.
Even then you would and could not eat fats or animal
foods without the cook's "preparation," that is, the art to
cover the real taste and odor by spices and dressings. In
fact taste and smell vibrations are so far changed from the
normal natural, that the heavy meat eater does not like the
wonderful odor of a ripe banana. He prefers "haut gout,"
a French word meaning "the smell of half -decayed meat."
No scientific food value tables can convince you of the
truth. You must sense it with your cleansed organs, how
wrongly you are fooled into believing that you nourish
and build up health and efficiency by these foods which
arc in reality destructive, because they stimulate, or more
truthfully, stop the elimination of your old waste until the
day of reckoning comes, when you become "officially** sick.
Paradoxically hut true, civilized men starve to death
thru ten times too much overeating of wrong, destructive
foods; the "sack" (stomach) of digestion is enlarged and
sunken, prolapsed, which condition dislocates and inter-
feres with the proper functioning of the other organs. Its
glands and pores of the walls are totally constipated and
its elasticity as well as that of the intestines, with its vital
function is almost paralyzed. The abdomen is an abnor-
mally enlarged sack of fatty, watery, dislocated organs
thru which half or even more of the decayed foods of
civilization slide, fermenting more and more into feces
such as no animal has, and this is called digestion!
"Natural Food of Man," is the title of a book by
There are some others by European authors, who prove
and show from every point of view that man has and must
have lived in prehistoric times from unfired, natural foods,
fruits and green leaf vegetables; however, a great philoso-
pher once said : "Whatever must be first proved is doubt-
ful'V Whoever does not see or sense the truth at once will
never believe it, even if it is proven thousands of times
and from every possible angle. Even experts of fruit diet
and raw food advocates have doubts that the degenerated
man of today can live the Paradisaical life.
It took me a few years of continual testing and experi-
menting until I was thoroughly convinced in spite of the
fact that I believed at once. Now memorize what I teach
in Lesson 5 and in the lessons on the New Physiology. All
others are on the wrong track, misled by the protein fad
as well as thru ignorance of how it looks inside of the
body, what disease is, etc., but especially obstructive to a
recognition of the truth is the ignorance as to what hap-
^ens in the body if you eat fruits, fast or live on a mucus-
ess diet. This fact that the interpretation of all and every
sensation, which becomes more and more strange and new,
the more and deeper healing process goes on, is based on
the Old Physiology, and is therefore and must be conse-
quently wrong. It is and was the "stumbling block" in the
enlightenment about drugless healing in the first place,
and advanced dietetics in particular. The natural diet was
never systematically taken up, especially in combination
with fasting, based on the truth of my new but correct
physiology. This is absolutely necessary to learn and to
understand. If you believe and know unshakeably the
truth of Lesson 5, as well as the other lessons bearing on
this subject, you will never doubt any more that fruits
alone, even of but one kind, not only heal but nourish
perfectly the human body, eliminating entirely the possi-
bility of disease.
All others, not knowing these new truths and not
possessing the necessary knowledge contained only in the
Mucusless Diet Healing System, can never secure a
perfectly clean body and a complete healing as well as
possess an understanding of every situation.
They will never believe in the divine perfectness of the
"Bread of Heaven," as it is said "The Lord will punish
diem by blindness," spiritual blindness, meaning that
doubt, losing faith and belief will return again and again
as long as waste and old poisons are circulating thru the
brain for elimination. You are saved from this tragical
error, I hope.
The special qualities of fruits, greenleaf vegetables and
their perfectness as human food is plainly shown in Berg's
The more free you become from any kind of waste and
poisons, the more you will sense, feel and believe this
greatest of all truths: "That the Paradisaical diet is not
only sufficient but brings you higher and higher, into
physical and mental conditions never before experienced."
Thru the knowledge received in past lessons, you now
know and can realize more than any Naturopath that
there is no principal difference between any one kind of
disease or another.
In this particular case, however, we find an exception,
but only in so far as the symptoms of syphilis are con-
cerned. Venereal diseases can be healed by diet and fasting
easily for the simple reason that the patient is generally
young in years. The cure becomes more aggravated, made
more difficult, if drugs have been used. This, of course,
has unfortunately happened in almost every case.
The so-called characteristic symptoms of any kind of
syphilitic disease are due to drugs of one or several kinds.
Nothing is easier to heal than this "cold" or "catarrh"
at the sex organ, if untouched by drugs or injections.
Doctors must admit that this condition may exist without
actual sex intercourse, and therefore the germ can hardly
be biamed. Gonorrhea is simply an elimination thru this
natural elimination organ. One-sided meat eaters are very
susceptible to this disease. Should a society girl contract
it, they call it Leukorrhea.
If drug injections are used for any continued length
of time the mucus and pus are thrown back into the
prostatic gland, bladder, etc. In case of the female the
entire womb, uterus, becomes inflamed, producing all
kinds of typical woman diseases*
I had hundreds of such cases where Naturopathy failed
to heaL Only fasting and mucusless diet can help.
Roseola or rose rash, a syphilitica! eczema, characterized
by its "ham-gray" shade, the gray shade of the whites of
the eye, is due to saltpetre acid, silver oxide injections.
This also is the cause if gonorrhea enters the bone. All
three are called syphilitic symptoms. Mercury is to blame
for the hard chancre, secondary and tertiary syphilis.
The so-called "syphilis" does not exist in the animal
kingdom, or among uncivilized people. Drugs are to blame
for these destructive diseases, together with the diet of
civilization. Sexual excesses are, of course, also to be
blamed, but knowing exactly what disease is, you may
agree if I expose the "mystery" of this disease with one
stroke, i.e., drugs and extreme meat diet of civilization
are far more to blame than all sexual excesses together.
For a patient poisoned especially by mercury a very
careful and long transition diet is necessary. A radical fruit
diet or fast may become harmful, not thru itself but caused
by the drugs when they become dissolved and are back in
the blood stream for elimination.
This condition requires so careful a control of the
elimination that under all circumstances an expert with
previous experience is required.
The so-very-common disease of dislocation, or falling
of the womb, can be healed and only by this diet, together
with long fastings combined with short fasts and with a
long preparative diet.
Prostatic gland inflammation, stricture, bladder disease,
hundreds of these patients have I saved from the tortures
of doctors.* I have made cures even after Naturopathy had
failed by natural methods of elimination thru a new and
perfect blood composition resulting from a mucusless diet.
It is significant for our civilization that sexual inter-
course is seen as an immoral act. It is yet in the shade of
a mystery. From a natural moral standpoint, says a philos-
opher, an unclean man has no right to produce a new
being. "You shall not only generate, but reproduce your-
self," says that great thinker, Nietzsche.
The fact is that we are all, with very few exceptions,
the result of stimulants instead of love vibrations exclu-
sively. Procreation is the most holy and divine act and
charged with the highest responsibility, especially on the
part of the father. A germ with the slightest defect is a
generation not forward but downward. In very old and
in classic civilization "Sex" was a cult, a religion, and in
every mystology, poetry of all civilized people, love is the
great, main and general subject with the conscious or
unconscious goal to reproduce his kind.
The fact is proven by statistics that every family of
the city's population dies out, disappears with the third
or fourth generation. In other words, the "sins" of the
fathers and of the mothers produce diseased children and
children's children degenerating into death with the third
generation. What are these "sins"? You shall "love thy
neighbor,' 7 and you do, perhaps, but you kill your own
child, partly at least before it is born* Latent disease is
general and universal Besides the statistical fact that over
fifty per cent of all young men in large cities have gonor-
rhea and young women leucorrhea, how can a defective
germ grow into a perfect being between a filthy, mostly
constipated colon and an unclean bladder of a civilized
mother? And one of the worst tragedies of ignorance is
the expectant mother who eats twice as much decayed
"cadavers" of animals killed years ago in the stock yards
of Chicago, because she is advised to "eat for two"—
herself and the growing embryo.
Natural Control of Sex
"Nothing above the truth— confess your sins to your
own heart." It is a blasphemic paradox, tragical (there is
no word strong enough) condition to stimulate a function
continually with enforcement ignorandy expecting thereby
to grow healthy and happy, believing you can suppress
or control this function by preaching morals.
Nature does not listen to you, but you must listen to
Nature if you want to be happy. We are the product of
stimulations and not of natural love vibrations which
eventually lead to impotence.
The only way to heal impotence is thru fasting and this
diet. See Lesson 5. Sex is a part of vitality, it is even so
to say, the barometer of regeneration, rejuvenation, youth,
health and happiness.
I have seen sterility of the female healed, and every
patient who earnestly took up this system for any kind of
No one of western civilization knows what genuine
"love vibrations*' mean from a body with clean blood
composed of such ingredients that produce electric cur-
rents arid static electricity sent out and received by "wire-
less"— hair. See what I have to say about hair in my
"Rational Fasting." The beard of man is a secondary sex
organ. Beardless and hairless and bald makes for a
"second-rate" sex quality in every respect. See Judges 16:
If you could believe how easy it is to control sex by
this diet you would soon quit your steaks and eggs.
Masturbation, night emissions, prostitution, etc., are
all eliminated from the sex life of anyone living on a
mucusless diet after their body has become clean and
The fallacy that saving, keeping the germ (an idea of
modern experts) will nourish man's brain (high protein
substance) is absurd. Love is the greatest power and it is,
if natural, the highest "invisible food" from the infinite for
soul and body.
Motherhood and Eugenics
Motherhood with mucusless diet, before, during and
after pregnancy is the development towards the Madonna-
like, holy purity principally different from the dangerous
so-called "ordinary" childbirth, with its ever-present risk
of life, known in our present civilization.
If the female body is perfectly clean thru this diet, the
menstruation disappears. In scripture it is called by the
significant word "purification," which it in fact is; clean-
no longer polluted by the monthly flow of impure blood
and other waste. This is the ideal condition of an inside
purity capable of the "immaculate conception." When
seen in the light of this truth the entire "Madonna mys-
tery" is easily understood.
Every one of my female patients reported their menses
as becoming less and less, then a two, three and four
months' intermission, and finally entirely disappearing,
which latter condition was experienced by those who went
thru a perfect cleansing process by this diet.
Headaches, toothache, vomiting, and all other so-called
"diseases of pregnancy" disappear, and painless childbirth,
an ample sufficiency of very sweet milk, babies that never
cry, babies who are very differently "clean," as compared
with others, are the wonderful facts I have learned from
every woman becoming a mother after having lived on
It is not advisable to start a radical change in diet during
pregnancy, or while nursing; this should be done at least
two or three months before conception.
"Eating for two," with a special diet is unnecessary if
the body is clean. Modern babies are overfed, hence these
dangerous childbirths. The only reasonable change is to
increase the eating of natural sweets such as figs, raisins,
dates, grapes, etc.
Feeding the Baby
If mother's milk is found to be insufficient or bad, do
not use plain cow's milk; it should be diluted with at least
one-third to one-half water and sweetened with milk sugar
or honey. Start feeding the baby as soon as possible a tea-
spoonful of good fruit juices (juice from stewed beets is
also good), and honey diluted in water between meals.
The baby's craving is sweet, and proves that fruit sugar
is the "essence" of all dietetics.
What is considered a well-fed and healthy looking
baby, of average normal weight, is in reality pounds of
waste of decayed milk.
Whether the baby is sick or not, as soon as you com-
mence feeding it fruit juices and stewed mash fruits, you
will learn from the elimination that I am correct. The
change must therefore be made very carefully. Babies and
children must go thru the same cleansing healing process
as do adults. I believe that a baby well nursed by good
mother's milk on this diet and without "special" protein
foods will grow wonderfully, and after the weaning period
is over could be raised on apples alone.
As stated before, if a change of this kind in the baby's
diet is made, they must be healed first— whether sick or
not—cleansed from the waste of their "latent disease."
That is the point that everyone refuses to believe, realize
Natural sweets are necessary for the growing child for
building a strong skeleton. Lime is also important. (See
I learned thru the few examples that we had in Europe,
that the character, the mind in general of the growing
child, is greatly and beneficially influenced by this diet,
with the progress of the purity of the body. The "troubles"
of raising children from which you can be saved are
enormous. No more children's disease!
Thousands of pregnant mothers, innocently thru over-
eating, half kill their children before they are born. Here
then is the only correct way to fight infantile mortality.
There is no higher moral duty of any kind than to produce
a perfect being.
Eugenics of a Diseaseless, Superior Race
Using a plant as a comparison, "motherhood" can be
said to represent the QUALITY of the soil; "father-
hood" represents the quality of the seed— of the germ.
A relatively poor, almost barren soil but a good quality
of seed produces a fairly good plant, but a defective seed,
even though planted in the best of soil, NOTHING.
Breeders of animals, especially horse breeders, know
that the quality of a thra3H^KBred father gtftes thru endless
generations, even spaironV a chain of "indifferent*'
mothers. This is why innfefflSraf'of good and bad quali-
ties (tuberculosis for ^^^^^^^ a whole generation.
As in every respect of life this problem is different also,
and, of course, is different in the case of a clean body on
natural diet. Medical doctors and Naturopaths alike will
hardly believe at all in the new principles and arguments
which I have brought out, and postulated in this work.
They reason and figure with the facts and experiences of
the filthy body living on the unnatural diet of civilization.
One cannot reason about colors with a man born blind.
You cannot use the old arguments and the old physiology
to gainsay my statements.
Until you have personally experienced on your own
body the truth of my teachings, you will have to accept
and believe the new ones.
Realize, please, what this means— SUPERIOR FAST-
INGS-as they were taken by the prophets of old.
During a period covering some decades, and even partly
today , the science of eugenics believed in the necessity of
outside breeding. They consider outside breeding an abso-
lute necessity for animals and the human race based on
the bad results which accrued from the inbreeding of
It is nothing less than the problem of the future of the
American Nation— mixing races or inbreeding? The Jew-
ish race is the answer, the only example in existence that
inbreeding is natural and perfect. Marriage of close rela-
tionship fails simply because we have degenerated too far,
in comparison with the people of their ancestor Abraham.
Outside breeding is a "stimulation" with an apparently
good result, lasting only for one or two generations and
then, in general, the family dies out.
The European royal family kept their genealogical tree
clean, securing good results only as long as they did not
live in modern luxury. The families of noblemen are
rapidly disappearing because they fail to continue the
generation of males. The luxurious diet of today instead
of the old-fashioned simplicity of centuries ago is to
blame. Former generations lived as farmers (a more nat-
ural life). Today they are the typical "high livers" in
modern Sodoms; no wonder an expiring degeneration is
Predetermination of Sex
What I will endeavor to show here is how to produce
a genius, and this will prove at the same time that the
predetermination of the sex is based on a higher principle
than on the time of conception only.
Again and again, diet is everything; man is what he
eats! Are not ail geniuses, great men, inventors, the great-
est artists of every kind, born of poor parentage?
Why did the birth of boy babies increase during the
European war? They will become good and intelligent
men. Restriction in diet and restriction in sexual inter*
course, that is all! The cleaner the body of both parents,
the less frequent the intercourse, the smaller the quantity
of good food, the greater the love vibrations become, and
with these conditions the better the chance for a genius,
and that is always a boy. The most ideal example of this
truth, and it is said to be an historical fact, is this:
During the black plague centuries ago, a number of
young people took refuge together in a house in the neigh-
horhood of Florence, Italy* For weeks they had nothing
to eat and then, of course, only sparsely. They became
married and generated the family of the Medici, which
produced the greatest statesmen, artists and scientists of
every kind known in the history of western civilization.
We know that vitality vibrates thru a waste-free body
more perfectly than one encumbered with food, that is
(he superior fast with its indescribable conditions* Yet
more difficult of description are love vibrations— when
man ascends to a God-like being, as he must have been
in prehistoric times on the divine diet. The magnetic sex
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emanations become so wonderful that love combined with
gluttony appears as a crime.
For the young couple to fast on their wedding day is a
Jewish religious custom, but it is only a reminder of a
hygienic law of that great statesman Moses — to generate
geniuses thru superior waves of love thru the infinite.
It is the principle by which the male stock, when living
on "clean" food has the opportunity to generate a disease-
less, superior one.
Everyone who travels a little further upwards on the
road towards the "paradise-like" conditions of man will
soon sense this truth. Man was once a higher, superior
kind of being, not a species of the monkey family! We
are only a shade of the original man, caused thru our
degeneration, but you may yet experience what cannot be
described, that this kind of eugenics is the fundamental
truth of evolution into "Heaven on Earth!"
The Enforcement of Elimination by
As shown in previous lessons all physical treatments
vibrate— shake— the tissues and thereby stimulate the
circulation in one way or another for the purpose and with
the result of loosening and eliminating "foreign matters,"
the cause of all diseases. The human body does this itself,
in the most perfect way, as soon as you fast or as soon as
your blood composition has been changed by natural diet.
Physical treatments and physical culture can therefore
be combined with this diet and fasting to enforce and
to hasten the elimination. However, I must advise that
extreme care be taken not to exaggerate— especially on
"bad" days— days of strong elimination. If you are tired
and you feel bad, then rest and sleep just as much as
you can. On the days that you feel "good" during a fast
or strict diet, you may take some physical treatment also,
such as exercise, baths, massage, deep breathing, etc.
The most natural exercises and by far the best, are walk-
ing, dancing and singing; the latter being the natural
breathing exercise with the added advantage of loosening
by chest vibrations. An excellent "exercise" and one that
everybody knows, is hiking in the mountains, for when
climbing hills, you increase your breathing in the most
natural way, better and more harmoniously than with any
"system" of exercises.
The cleaner you become the more easily you will under-
stand what I teach in Lesson 5— that air and die other
ingredients of the forests are "food"-invisible food.
Both hands should be free when walking, so as to permit
continually the natural movements.
Outdoor garden work is another natural exercise.
By taking the proper care of your body you will gen-
erate health. The following exercises are suggested for
those who desire to keep physically fit. I must again
remind you that air is more necessary to life than food.
Proper breathing is therefore essential. Do not exercise in
a close, stuffy room. Stand before an open window. Take
a deep, full breath with each exercise. Inhale through nose
and expel through mouth. Stand before a mirror while
exercising and admire the suppleness and graceful manner
in which you perform each movement. Fall in love with
yourself if no one else will. Keep the feet about 15 inches
apart— stand erect and use muscular tension.
Exercise No. 1
Standing erect, hands to the side, clinch the fists tightly.
Raise arms slowly as high above the head as possible,
taking a deep breath. Relax and expel breath. Repeat five
Exercise No. 2
Extend arms level with chest. Grasp hands tightly and
pull to right side, resisting with left hand. Then go thru,
same motion pulling to left side. Relax after each motion,
expelling breath. Repeat each exercise five times.
Exercise No* 3
Grasp left hand firmly with the right in front of body*
Resisting with the left hand lift with the right, using full
strength while raising the arms high above head. Take
deep breath on upward motion, and relax before expelling.
Repeat with the right- hand resisting with the left, five
Exercise No* 4
Clasp hands above the head allowing them to rest on
head. Bend to the right side, pulling hard, then to the left
five times, then alternate first right and then left. Between
each movement take deep breath and expel when relaxed.
This exercise is especially good for stimulating the liver.
Exercise No, 5
Clasp hands in back of neck, holding all muscles tense.
Twist to the right, then to the left five times. Now pull to
the right and then to the left five times. Now pull to the
left and then to the right five times. Hold legs rigid, but
permit body to sway.
Exercise No* 6
Grasp the hands behind the back and without bending
the body raise arms up as far as possible. Inhale on upward
motion, relax and expel. Repeat five times. This exercise
is for developing the chest.
Exercise No. 7
Place right hand over right hip, clench left fist and raise
left arm slowly, taking a deep breath. At the same time
bend the body as far to the right as possible. Make It hurt.
Relax and expel breath. Repeat with left hand placed on
hip, and raising right arm with first tightly clenched.
Repeat each five times.
Exercise No. 8
Grasp hands firmly in front of breast, all muscles tense
and twist to left. Now twist to right as far as possible. Do
not permit feet to move. Inhale during motion, relax and
expel breath. Repeat each exercise five times.
Exercise No. 9
Raise arms above the head as high as possible, and
even permiting body to bend backwards. Now bend body
forwards and without bending the knees try to touch the
floor with your fingers. Exhale breath when relaxed.
Repeat this exercise slowly five times, and gradually
increase to 20 times.
Do not exhaust yourself in any of the exercises. If the
exercises make you stiff at first it is a sure sign that you
needed them, and that they are doing you good. The sore-
ness will soon wear off if you continue the exercises per-
sistently. You may add other exercises to these, but be
sure they have the deep breathing. Play your phonograph
when exercising. Any snappy march piece will do. The
vibrations from the music are wonderful. It is preferable
to exercise the first thing in the morning— immediately
upon arising. If clothing is worn it should be loose. Start
with a few at first and gradually increase, but above all
things, do not consider it a duty, but put fun into them.
Dancing by yourself and bending movements to the
accompaniment of music will prove very beneficial
Whenever you have an opportunity of doing so, take a
sun bath. In the beginning do not exceed 20 to 30 minutes
and keep the head covered. On "bad" days— days of great
elimination— stay cool.
The cleaner you become the more you will enjoy the
sun bath and the longer you will remain. You will also
find that you can stand it much warmer. A short cool
shower bath or a cool rub with a towel dampened in cold
water immediately after the sun bath is good.
The sun bath is an excellent "invisible" waste elimina-
tor, and rejuvenates the skin, causing it to become like silk
and coloring it a natural brown. Civilized men of our race
show by their white skin that they are sick from birth on;
they inherit the mucused, white blood corpuscles— the
"sign of death."
As all of the clothing should be removed during a sun
bath, a small enclosure just long enough to lay in should
be built in your back yard, or even on the roof, away from
prying, inquisitive eyes. The clothing of civilization has
made it impossible for man to secure his proper quota of
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the life-giving power of fresh air and sunshine, so essential
to health and happiness. The direct rays of the sun on the
naked body supply the electricity, energy and vitality to
the human storage battery, renewing it in vigor, strength
During the transition period, even though you have
regular bowel movements, it is advisable to wash out the
lower colon. The sticky waste, slimy mucus and various
poisons which Nature is attempting to eject should be
helped along as much as possible. A small bulb infant
syringe can be used after the regular bowel movement, but
for a thorough cleansing from two to three quarts of water
should be used.
Try to have a natural bowel movement before injecting
the water. The body should be in a reclining position,
lying on the right side. The syringe must not be higher
than three or four feet above patient. Water should be
warm, not hot, and can be tested on your elbow. Should
any discomfort be felt, stop the flow until the discomfort
passes as the entire two or three quarts should* be retained
at one time. If the cramp or pain becomes too great, allow
the water to pass from the colon and repeat the operation.
The water should remain in the intestines about 15 or
20 minutes, or as long as convenient. While still lying
on your side gently massage the ascending colon in an
upward motion. Then lie on the back with the knees drawn
up and massage from right side of body to left; now turn
over, lying on the left side and massage the left side with
a downward motion. You should now be ready for eject-
ing the water. The best time to take an enema is just before
Authorities differ on bathing almost as widely as they
do on diet. The Mucusless Diet System will produce the
"skin you love to touch" thru clean blood supply, and
without the aid of cosmetics, lotions and cold creams.
It is not necessary to take a daily hot bath with soap
and brush under ordinary conditions.
The morning "cold shower" during the entire year
without any consideration of weather conditions is also
inadvisable. There is no need to deliberately subject the
body to an extreme shock, and in a number of cases
more harm than good may result.
Needless to state the skin must be kept clean so that
the pores may be permitted to properly function, and this
can be accomplished by the following method: Place a
basin of cool water before you. Dip the hands in basin
and starting with the face rub briskly; wet the hands
again and apply to the neck and shoulders; next rub the
chest and stomach; next the arms and then the back, and
last the legs and feet. Put the feet right into the basin if
you care to. Keep moistening the hands as needed, but
there is no necessity for throwing any quantity of water
on the body. To dry off rub with the bare hands for five
minutes if possible, until the body is ail aglow or wipe
with towel. This should be done upon arising immediately
after you have taken your exercises. The results will sur-
prise you. If you prefer a tub bath then allow about one
inch of cold water to run into the tub. Sit in same with
knees drawn up, and follow the same rule of rubbing and
massage as outlined above.
Remember that the air bath is just as essential as the
water bath. A few minutes each day spent before an open
window, upon arising and just before retiring, when all
clothes are removed, massaging the body— helps the skin
to retain its natural functioning qualities.
Always bear in mind that extremes of any kind are
harmful. This applies to exercise, bathing and sleeping, as
well as extremes in eating. Even extreme joy and happiness
has been known to kill just as readily as extreme anger,
hate and worry. Therefore, Avoid Extremes of all
A Message to Ehretists
After careful and intelligent study of the foregoing les-
sons, you now know that disease consists of an unknown,
decayed and fermented mass of matter in the human body,
decades old— especially in the intestines and colon* You
likewise know how unwise and ignorant it is to think that
knowing what to eat is, alone, a complete diet of healing.
None of the recognized authorities know the tremen-
dous importance of a thorough and deep cleansing of the
human "cesspool/* All are more or less "fooled" by
Nature when they advise eating of fruits, with stomach
and intestines clogged up by mucus and decomposed
protein foods, eaten from childhood on.
You have been taught the result: should these poisons
—cyanide of potassium—be dissolved too rapidly and
permitted to enter the circulation, severe sensations— even
death— may occur, and man's natural food, oranges,
grapes, dates, etc*, are blamed!
My teachings clearly prove that this hitherto unex-
plained ignorance regarding fruit diet is the "stumbling-
block" for all other food research experts, who have made
personal experimental tests. Thousands of times have I
heard the same cry— even from young and supposedly
healthy persons— "I became weak!" And all experts with
the exception of myself say, "Yes, you require more pro-
tein; at least eat nuts/ 9
During my personal tests, involving this same problem,
I tried to overcome this "stumbling-block" hundreds of
times. After a two-years' cure, in Italy, of Bright's disease
with consumptive tendency, by fasting and strict living on
a mucusless diet, I ate two pounds of the sweetest grapes
and drank half a gallon of fresh, sweet grape juice, made
from the best and most wonderful grapes grown there.
Almost immediately I felt as though I were going to
die! A terrible sensation overcame me, palpitation of the
heart, extreme dizziness which forced me to lie down, and
I was seized with severe pains in the stomach and intes-
tines. After ten minutes the great event occurred—a mucus
foaming diarrhea and vomiting of grape juice mixed with
acid-smelling mucus, and then the greatest event of all!
I felt so wonderfully well and strong that I at once per-
formed the knee-bending and arm-stretching exercises 326
times consecutively. All obstructions had been removed!
For the first time in history I have shown what man
was when he lived without "fired" foods— during the pre-
historic times (called Paradise) eating fruits, the "bread
For the first time in human history this "demon" in
the tragedy of human life has been shown— and how he
can and must be eliminated— before man can again ascend
to a Paradisaical health, happiness, immunity from disease
and "God-like" being.
If the Garden of Eden— heaven on earth— ever existed
it must have been a "fruit orchard." For thousands of
years, through a wrong civilization, man has been tricked
into unconscious suicide, reduced to slavery, to produce
wrong food, "earning his bread by the sweat of his brow."
Unnatural foods cause sickness and death.
"Peace on Earth" happiness and righteousness as yet
remain a foolish dream. During thousands of years, God,
Paradise, Heaven— Sin, Devil, Hell— seldom found an
interpretation that a clear, reasoning mind would will-
ingly accept. The average unfortunate fellowman thinks
of God as a good and forgiving Father who will allow him
to enter Paradise in another world— unpunished for any
violations of His laws in Nature.
I have proven for the first time in history that the diet
of Paradise is not only possible— good enough for a
degenerate mankind, such as we now are— but that it is
the Unconditional Necessity and the first step to real
salvation and redemption from the misery of life. That
it is a needed key to the lost paradise where disease, worry
and sorrow— hate, fight and murder were unknown, and
where there was no death, from unnatural causes at least.
"Man is what he eats" is a philosopher's greatest and
You must now see why civilization, all religion, all
philosophy, with their tremendous sacrifice of work, time,
money, energy, is and has been part guesswork. The magic
formula for "Heaven on Earth"— of the Paradise— must
read like this:
"Eat your way into Paradise physically." But you can-
not pass the gate, watched over by the angel with the
flaming sword, until you have gone through the purgatory
(cleansing fire) of fasting and diet of healing— a cleans-
ing, a physiological purifying, by the "Flame of Life" in
your own body! During thousands of years no one has
escaped the struggle of death caused by an unnatural life,
and you will have to face it some day.
But you, I and others who have learned this greatest
and most important truth of life* are the only ones in
existence today who are in fact, and not by mind only,
out of the road of darkness and unconscious suicide, and
into the light of the new civilization— the light of a phy-
sical regeneration— as the Foundation of Mental and
Spiritual Revelation-like Progress to the light of a supe-
rior, that is to say, a spiritual world.
This will give an outline of the serious nature of my
work— and the necessity for your help in carrying it
through as the greatest deed ^you can perform— upon
which depends not only your future destiny, but that of
a suffering, unhappy mankind— on the verge of a physical
and mental collapse.
LIST OF OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Prof. Arnold Ehret
RATIONAL FASTING — for PHYSICAL, MENTAL & SPIR-
ITUAL REJUVENATION. Contains complete instructions
for fasting. An answer to how, why and when to use this
therapy. This thought provoking book has enabled untold
thousands to overcome illness and return to superb health.
Ehret shows convincingly that Nature alone heals best and in-
fallibly sure, as soon as the supply of food is stopped. En-
larged and revised, this new book is now in its Thirteenth edition.
Paperback edition now with ROADS TO HEALTH &
HAPPINESS ... now with
"The DEFINITE CURE OF CHRONIC CONSTIPATION"
containing Arnold Ehret's comprehensive opinions on the
causes of constipation and how they may be definitely over-
come. Also an additional article titled "OVERCOMING
CONSTIPATION NATURALLY" as based on the Ehret
PHYSICAL FITNESS thru a SUPERIOR DIET, FASTING
and DIETETICS — plus Ehret's A RELIGIOUS CONCEPT
OF PHYSICAL SPIRITUAL AND MENTAL DIETETICS
(copyright 1971) sixth edition. Priceless articles by Prof.
Arnold Ehret ,
THUS SPEAKETH THE STOMACH — also THE TRAG-
EDY OF NUTRITION, both by Prof. Arnold Ehret. Re-
vised and enlarged fifth edition. A novel approach in which
the author, Prof. Ehret, lets the stomach, the germinating
center of all disease, tell the story of the tragedy of man's
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Other Health publications
of special interest to Health seekers
THE GRAPE CURE by Johanna Brandt in which the author offers her
personal contribution toward the solution of the Cancer problem,
and her personal experiences in overcoming this dreaded ailment.
The book is intended more as a Cancer preventative than as a cure.
Paper-back, pocket size edition
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Mucusless Diet Healing System
'' A ™ ol <* E bret was a man of unique insight with a prophetic
understanding of how to cleanse and rebuild the body. It would take
the world of orthodox medicine 80 years to catch up with him "
-Gary Null, Ph.D.
"Though many writers today promote similar concepts on health
I feel Ehret s clear, simple, forceful style still makes him one of
the most likely to inspire the reader to take action
By following Prof Ehret's advice, I achieved a state of health
better than I had previously imagined was possible "
-Joe Alexander, Author, Artist
"The writing of Arnold Ehret WILL MOVE YOUR SOUL They will
cause you to think and wonder about life in a new way The laws
of nature are unchanging and thus the insights of this great man
are timeless, and so very much needed for a troubled world. "
-David Fastiggi, Author, The End of Disease
Professor Arnold Ehret's
Mucusless Diet Healing Svstem Lesson Course
is a complete workable program tor cleansing, repairing, rebuilding
and maintaining a HEALTHY body. It explains in plain, understandable,
simple language the Ehret method so that anyone can apply it.
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